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Effect of topical treatment with skin barrier-enhancing emollients on nosocomial infections in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomised controlled trial.
|Title||Effect of topical treatment with skin barrier-enhancing emollients on nosocomial infections in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomised controlled trial.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Darmstadt GL, Saha SK, Ahmed NUASM, Chowdhury AMAK, Law PA, Ahmed S, Alam MA, Black RE, Santosham M|
|Date Published||2005 Mar 19-25|
Infections and complications of prematurity are main causes of neonatal mortality. Very low birthweight premature infants have compromised skin barrier function, and are at especially high risk for serious infections and mortality. Our aim was to ascertain whether topical application of emollients to enhance skin barrier function would prevent nosocomial infections in this population.