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Treatment of Sick Newborns in Incubators

  • Edward F. Bell
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Abstract

Incubators were first used for the care of preterm infants in the middle of the nineteenth century [1, 2]. In the ensuring years, much has been learned about the safe and effective use of incubators to provide the thermal support needed by preterm and sick infants [3, 4]. In the past 25 years, open radiant warmers have also been found to provide a safe, effective thermal environment for such infants.

Keywords

Skin Temperature Heat Gain Metabolic Heat Production Transepidermal Water Loss Sick Newborn 
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