Volume 14, Issue 29 (summer 2002)                   IJN 2002, 14(29): 44-50 | Back to browse issues page


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COMPARSION OF SAO2 AT PRONE & SUPINE POSITIONS IN THE PREMATURE INFANTS WITH RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME. IJN. 2002; 14 (29) :44-50
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-326-en.html

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  Background : Neonatal period is one of the most important periods in human's life. Low birth weight and immaturity is often the cause of death. (weight less them 1000grm and pregnancy less than 30 weeks). One of the main cause of death in this period is respiratory distress syndrome.

  Objective : To determine the effect of prone and supine positioning oxygenation in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome.

  Design : This was a cross over study. We assessed and compared oxygenation and episodes of hypoxemia in infants with respiratory distress syndrome in the supine versus prone position for 45 minutes time intervals.

  Samples : 60preterm neonate with birth weight < 2500 gm were selected by sequential sampling.

  Results : The findings indicate a significant difference between prone and supine positioning. Prone positioning increased oxygen saturation from 94/99% (in supine position) to 96/29 (p<0.0001) and decreased episodes of hypoxemia.

  Conclusion : Our findings support prone positioning for the premature infant with respiratory distress syndrome in and intensive care setting.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2008/01/27

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