Article Text

PDF

A controlled trial of a regularly cycled oscillating waterbed and a non-oscillating waterbed in the prevention of apnoea in the preterm infant.
  1. R A Jones

    Abstract

    Fourteen preterm infants spent a mean of 23 hours divided into 4-hour periods with and without regular oscillations, 10 infants also being studied for control periods, before and afterwards. Electrocardiogram and impedance pneumogram were recorded continuously and analysed blindly. The waterbed, with or without oscillations, had no effect on apnoea or bradycardia when compared with control periods. Infants had appreciably more episodes of severe bradycardia while on the oscillating than on the non-oscillating waterbed.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.