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Effect of skin barrier therapy on neonatal mortality rates in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomized, controlled, clinical trial.
|Title||Effect of skin barrier therapy on neonatal mortality rates in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomized, controlled, clinical trial.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Darmstadt GL, Saha SK, Ahmed NUASM, Ahmed S, Chowdhury AMAK, Law PA, Rosenberg RE, Black RE, Santosham M|
|Date Published||2008 Mar|
Skin barrier therapy during the neonatal period, when the skin barrier is most highly compromised and the risk of death is greatest, has been shown to have a number of potential benefits, including reduced risk of nosocomial sepsis. Topical application of emollients that augment skin barrier function was evaluated as a strategy for improving survival rates among hospitalized preterm infants in Bangladesh.