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Perinatología y reproducción humana

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ZAMORANO-JIMENEZ, Clara Aurora et al. Thermal control in preterm newborn. Perinatol. Reprod. Hum. [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.1, pp.43-50. ISSN 2524-1710.

The history of neonatal thermal control dates from the late XIX century, with the observation of Pierre Budin in Paris Maternity Hospital, reporting a decrease in mortality from 66 to 38% in infants weighing ≤ 2,000 grams, after the introduction of thermal control measures. With the growing number of very low birth weight infants who are seen today in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units, it is essential that pediatricians, neonatologists and all staff involved in the care, understand the transition and physiological adaptation children should do, with the aim of providing a optimal thermal environment thermal environment with currently available technology. The review concludes with an evaluation of available information on clinical studies, using levels of evidence and grades of recommendation, according to the GRADE system.

Keywords : Body temperature regulation; hypothermia; newborn infant; incubators; premature.

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