Acta Paediatrica, June 2018, Vol.107(6), pp.952-957
To purchase or authenticate to the full-text of this article, please visit this link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apa.14239/abstract Byline: Nariae Baik-Schneditz, Berndt Urlesberger, Bernhard Schwaberger, Lukas Mileder, Georg Schmolzer, Alexander Avian, Gerhard Pichler Keywords: Neonatal resuscitation; Neonatal transition; Preterm infants; Tactile stimulation; Term infants Abstract Aim This study analysed tactile stimulation during neonatal transition and resuscitation in preterm and term neonates born by Caesarean delivery. It examined the frequency, location and body region, duration and possible effects of stimulation on heart rate and arterial oxygen saturation (SpO.sub.2). Methods Two independent investigators analysed video recordings of tactile stimulation on term and preterm neonates during neonatal transition from January 2012 to December 2014. They were recorded during a prospective observational study and randomised controlled trial at a tertiary centre, the Medical University of Graz, Austria. SpO.sub.2 and heart rate were continuously recorded. Data on the frequency, body region and duration of stimulation were collected. To investigate the possible effects of stimulation, SpO.sub.2 and heart rate were compared before and after stimulation. Results Term infants received tactile stimulation more than once, and it tended to start later, last longer and be applied in more locations than in preterm infants. Only preterm infants showed a significant increase in SpO.sub.2 after stimulation and heart rates did not show any significant changes in either group. Conclusion Tactile stimulation was applied in different ways to preterm and term infants during neonatal transition and SpO.sub.2 showed a significant increase in preterm infants.
Neonatal Resuscitation ; Neonatal Transition ; Preterm Infants ; Tactile Stimulation ; Term Infants
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