Thermoregulation of Sick and Low Birth Weight Neonates

Temperature Control Temperature Monitoring Thermal Environment

  • Albert Okken
  • Jochim Koch
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Thermodynamic principles

  3. Temperature Monitoring

  4. Optimal Thermal Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Edward F. Bell
      Pages 143-151
    3. Stephen Baumgart
      Pages 153-191
    4. Heike Martiny
      Pages 203-216
  5. Extreme Thermal Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Karl Bauer, Hans Versmold
      Pages 219-229
    3. Gunnar Sedin, Karl Henrik Fridblom
      Pages 231-241

About these proceedings


This volume gives background information on thermoregulation as it applies to low birth weight and sick neonates. The physical principles of heat transfer of various heating devices, such as incubators, open radiant warmers, and heated mattresses, which are used in neonatal care for temperature distribution throughout the body are described and the significance of simultaneous core and periphal temperature monitoring discussed. The chapters have been written by several authors who are well known in the field. The book is intended for use by all professionals, including doctors, scientists, students, and nurses, working in the field of neonatal care.


Low Birth Weight Neonates Metabolism Neugeborene Temperatur Control Thermomonitoring Thermoregulation birth distribution energy mortality newborn prevention production regulation treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Albert Okken
    • 1
  • Jochim Koch
    • 2
  1. 1.Wilhelmina Childrens HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Drägerwerk AGLübeckGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79936-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79934-1
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