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The use of a synthetic skin covering as a protective layer in the daily care of low birth weight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2744042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Skin damage is often seen as a result of the use of adhesive ECG electrodes. The protective quality of a new synthetic dressing, Omiderm, was tested on 34 infants weighting 800-3850 g. In a controlled trial the amount of skin damage caused by heart monitoring electrodes was evaluated after 48 h in which Omiderm protected the infants' chest and after an additional 48 h without protection. Omiderm did not interfere with the heart monitoring process. Results showed significantly less damage in the protected areas. No toxic or allergic reactions were observed.
M Barak; S Hershkowitz; R Rod; S Dror
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  148     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-18     Completed Date:  1989-08-18     Revised Date:  2006-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nahariya Regional Hospital for Western Galilee, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Infant Care*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Membranes, Artificial*
Polyurethanes / administration & dosage*
Skin / injuries*
Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Membranes, Artificial; 0/Polyurethanes; 104220-30-6/omiderm

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