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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152725
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Biosynchrony with Preterm Twins
Abstract:
Breast Biosynchrony with Preterm Twins
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Morgan, Kathy L., BSN, RN, NNP
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Project Director
Objectives: To determine if maternal breasts respond similarly or differently to the skin temperatures (T) of twins when infants are held simultaneously in Kangaroo Care (KC). Design: Case Study Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A convenience sample of two mother-infant triads, (stable preterm twins, no longer on oxygen), was recruited from a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a tertiary care hospital during a four month period. Intervention: The mother held infants in KC simultaneously for 1 and 1/2 hours. Methods: The mother reclined in a LaFuma lounger between the infants°¦ incubators. Each infant, wearing only a diaper, was placed on the breast at midline over the nipple. The infants°¦ T probes, attached to Airshields Incucare incubators, were used for T monitoring. Maternal skin T probes (YSI 409a; Yuma, AZ) attached to Fisher Thermistors (Model 500) were placed 3 inches above the nipple at mid-clavicular line, and covered with a Kentex mylar patch. Thermistors were pre-warmed for 5 minutes. Breast and infant Ts were manually recorded each minute throughout KC period. Infants were returned to their incubators, and breast probes were removed. Findings: Breast T°¦s differed and were significantly related to infant Ts. If an infant°¦s T was low at onset, both breast and infant Ts increased, resulting in a significant positive correlation. If an infant°¦s T was high at onset and continued to rise, breast T dropped, resulting in a significant inverse correlation. Infant T means were significantly different from each other (t=58.256; p=.000) as were breast T means (t=-31.172; p=.000). By the end of KC, no infant had a T < 36.5„a C Conclusions: Maternal breasts can simultaneously maintain low birth weight twins within neutral thermal range Implications: Twin KC can continue without risk of cold stress.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBreast Biosynchrony with Preterm Twinsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152725-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Breast Biosynchrony with Preterm Twins</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Morgan, Kathy L., BSN, RN, NNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Project Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathy.morgan@case.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: To determine if maternal breasts respond similarly or differently to the skin temperatures (T) of twins when infants are held simultaneously in Kangaroo Care (KC). Design: Case Study Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A convenience sample of two mother-infant triads, (stable preterm twins, no longer on oxygen), was recruited from a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a tertiary care hospital during a four month period. Intervention: The mother held infants in KC simultaneously for 1 and 1/2 hours. Methods: The mother reclined in a LaFuma lounger between the infants&deg;&brvbar; incubators. Each infant, wearing only a diaper, was placed on the breast at midline over the nipple. The infants&deg;&brvbar; T probes, attached to Airshields Incucare incubators, were used for T monitoring. Maternal skin T probes (YSI 409a; Yuma, AZ) attached to Fisher Thermistors (Model 500) were placed 3 inches above the nipple at mid-clavicular line, and covered with a Kentex mylar patch. Thermistors were pre-warmed for 5 minutes. Breast and infant Ts were manually recorded each minute throughout KC period. Infants were returned to their incubators, and breast probes were removed. Findings: Breast T&deg;&brvbar;s differed and were significantly related to infant Ts. If an infant&deg;&brvbar;s T was low at onset, both breast and infant Ts increased, resulting in a significant positive correlation. If an infant&deg;&brvbar;s T was high at onset and continued to rise, breast T dropped, resulting in a significant inverse correlation. Infant T means were significantly different from each other (t=58.256; p=.000) as were breast T means (t=-31.172; p=.000). By the end of KC, no infant had a T &lt; 36.5&bdquo;a C Conclusions: Maternal breasts can simultaneously maintain low birth weight twins within neutral thermal range Implications: Twin KC can continue without risk of cold stress.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:47:24Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:47:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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