Effect of skin barrier therapy on neonatal mortality rates in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomized, controlled, clinical trial.

TitleEffect of skin barrier therapy on neonatal mortality rates in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomized, controlled, clinical trial.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsDarmstadt GL, Saha SK, Ahmed NUASM, Ahmed S, Chowdhury AMAK, Law PA, Rosenberg RE, Black RE, Santosham M
JournalPediatrics
Volume121
Issue3
Pagination522-9
Date Published2008 Mar
Abstract

Skin barrier therapy during the neonatal period, when the skin barrier is most highly compromised and the risk of death is greatest, has been shown to have a number of potential benefits, including reduced risk of nosocomial sepsis. Topical application of emollients that augment skin barrier function was evaluated as a strategy for improving survival rates among hospitalized preterm infants in Bangladesh.

DOI10.1203/PDR.0b013e318174e70e
Alternate JournalPediatrics