Warming preterm infants in the delivery room: polyethylene bags, exothermic mattresses or both?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/217192
Title:
Warming preterm infants in the delivery room: polyethylene bags, exothermic mattresses or both?
Authors:
McCarthy, Lisa K; O'Donnell, Colm P F
Affiliation:
The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin 2, Ireland. lisamac79@yahoo.com
Citation:
Warming preterm infants in the delivery room: polyethylene bags, exothermic mattresses or both? 2011, 100 (12):1534-7 Acta Paediatr.
Journal:
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
Issue Date:
Dec-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/217192
DOI:
10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02375.x
PubMed ID:
21645087
Abstract:
To compare the admission temperature of infants treated with polyethylene bags alone to infants treated with exothermic mattresses in addition to bags in the delivery room.; We prospectively studied infants born at <31 weeks' gestation who were placed in bags at birth. Some infants were also placed on mattresses. Admission axillary temperatures were measured in all infants on admission to the neonatal intensive care. We compared the temperatures of infants treated with bags alone to those treated with mattresses and bags.; We studied 43 infants: 15 were treated with bags while 28 were treated with a bag and mattress. Mean admission temperature was similar between the groups. Hypothermia and hyperthermia occurred more frequently in infants treated with a bag and mattress, and more infants treated with a bag had admission temperatures 36.5-37.5°C.; The use of exothermic mattresses in addition to polyethylene bags, particularly in younger, smaller newborns, may result in more hypothermia and hyperthermia on admission. A randomised controlled trial is necessary to determine which strategy results in more infants having admission temperatures in the normal range.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Bedding and Linens; Beds; Body Temperature; Fever; Heating; Humans; Hypothermia; Infant, Newborn; Infant, Premature; Intensive Care, Neonatal; Polyethylene; Prospective Studies
ISSN:
1651-2227
Ethical Approval:
N/A

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Lisa K-
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Colm P F-
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-30T13:48:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-30T13:48:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12-
dc.identifier.citationWarming preterm infants in the delivery room: polyethylene bags, exothermic mattresses or both? 2011, 100 (12):1534-7 Acta Paediatr.-
dc.identifier.issn1651-2227-
dc.identifier.pmid21645087-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02375.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/217192-
dc.description.abstractTo compare the admission temperature of infants treated with polyethylene bags alone to infants treated with exothermic mattresses in addition to bags in the delivery room.-
dc.description.abstractWe prospectively studied infants born at <31 weeks' gestation who were placed in bags at birth. Some infants were also placed on mattresses. Admission axillary temperatures were measured in all infants on admission to the neonatal intensive care. We compared the temperatures of infants treated with bags alone to those treated with mattresses and bags.-
dc.description.abstractWe studied 43 infants: 15 were treated with bags while 28 were treated with a bag and mattress. Mean admission temperature was similar between the groups. Hypothermia and hyperthermia occurred more frequently in infants treated with a bag and mattress, and more infants treated with a bag had admission temperatures 36.5-37.5°C.-
dc.description.abstractThe use of exothermic mattresses in addition to polyethylene bags, particularly in younger, smaller newborns, may result in more hypothermia and hyperthermia on admission. A randomised controlled trial is necessary to determine which strategy results in more infants having admission temperatures in the normal range.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)en_GB
dc.subject.meshBedding and Linens-
dc.subject.meshBeds-
dc.subject.meshBody Temperature-
dc.subject.meshFever-
dc.subject.meshHeating-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHypothermia-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Premature-
dc.subject.meshIntensive Care, Neonatal-
dc.subject.meshPolyethylene-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.titleWarming preterm infants in the delivery room: polyethylene bags, exothermic mattresses or both?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentThe National Maternity Hospital, Dublin 2, Ireland. lisamac79@yahoo.com-
dc.identifier.journalActa paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)-
dc.type.qualificationlevelN/Aen
cr.approval.ethicalN/Aen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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