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The use of waterbeds for very low-birthweight infants: effects on neuromotor development.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7958517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and seven infants aged < 32 weeks of gestation were stratified according to birthweight and randomly assigned to either a waterbed group (N = 53) or a mattress group (N = 54). All the infants were assessed on removal from the surface: 68 infants at 40 weeks gestation and 52 infants at four, eight, 12 and 18 months adjusted age. At the 18-month assessment, outcome was classified as normal, suspicious or abnormal. There were no significant differences between the groups at any age. The results suggest that the use of the waterbed as a positional surface in the neonatal intensive-care unit has no influence on the motor development of very low-birthweight infants.
J Darrah; M Piper; P Byrne; M J Watt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1994 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-13     Completed Date:  1994-12-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  989-99     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight / growth & development*
Infant, Newborn
Movement / physiology*
Muscle Contraction
Time Factors
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