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The effect of kangaroo mother care on the duration of phototherapy of infants re-admitted for neonatal jaundice.
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PMID:  22122062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective: We investigated the effect of kangaroo mother care (KMC) on the duration of phototherapy of jaundiced neonates. Methods: Fifty Egyptian newborns hospitalized for jaundice were investigated through a prospective observational study to determine whether intermittent KMC would reduce the duration of phototherapy required. Results: The babies who received KMC recovered earlier from jaundice and needed a shorter duration of phototherapy than the control group (68.14 ± 24.32 hour versus 100.86 ± 42.26 hour, p = 0.004). Conclusion: KMC may be an effective intervention to reduce the duration of phototherapy needed when jaundiced babies are hospitalized.
Authors:
Nashwa M Samra; Amal El Taweel; Karin Cadwell
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Fayoum Faculty of Medicine , Pediatrics, Cairo , Egypt.
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