Topically applied sunflower seed oil prevents invasive bacterial infections in preterm infants in Egypt: a randomized, controlled clinical trial.

TitleTopically applied sunflower seed oil prevents invasive bacterial infections in preterm infants in Egypt: a randomized, controlled clinical trial.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsDarmstadt GL, Badrawi N, Law PA, Ahmed S, Bashir M, Iskander I, Al Said D, El Kholy A, Husein MH, Alam A, Winch PJ, Gipson R, Santosham M
JournalThe Pediatric infectious disease journal
Volume23
Issue8
Pagination719-25
Date Published2004 Aug
Abstract

Because the therapeutic options for managing infections in neonates in developing countries are often limited, innovative approaches to preventing infections are needed. Topical therapy with skin barrier-enhancing products may be an effective strategy for improving neonatal outcomes, particularly among preterm, low birth weight infants whose skin barrier is temporarily but critically compromised as a result of immaturity.

DOI10.3897/CompCytogen.v7i3.5500
Alternate JournalPediatr. Infect. Dis. J.