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  1. Kangaroo mother method : randomised controlled trial of an alternative method of care for stabilised low-birthweight infants.

    Article - En anglais

    Because resources for care of low-birthweight (LBW) infants in developing countries are scarce, the Kangaroo mother method (KMM) was developed.

    The infant is kept upright in skin-to-skin contact with the mother's breast.

    Previous studies reported several benefits with the KMM but interpretation of their findings is limited by small size and design weaknesses.

    We have done a longitudinal, randomised, controlled trial at the Isidro Ayora Maternity Hospital in Quito, Ecuador.

    Infants with LBW (<2000 g) who satisfied out-of-risk criteria of tolerance of food and weight stabilisation were randomly assigned to KMM and control (standard incubator care) groups (n=124 and 147, respectively).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance faible, Nouveau né pathologie, Prématurité, Soin, Ambulatoire, Nouveau né, Homme, Pronostic, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Méthode Kangourou

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low birth weight, Newborn diseases, Prematurity, Care, Ambulatory, Newborn, Human, Prognosis, Cost analysis, Health economy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0640550

    Code Inist : 002B20G03. Création : 09/06/1995.