Title

Question 1: Is the use of plastic bags for thermoregulation in term neonates effective in preventing hypothermia in a low-resource setting?

Document Type

Article

Department

Paediatrics and Child Health (East Africa)

Abstract

Placing term infants in plastic bags for 1 h at birth reduces rates of hypothermia with an absolute risk reduction of 13% (grade B).1 The papers reviewed did not report adequate data on the effect of plastic bag use on subsequent admission rates, hypoglycaemia, respiratory distress or mortality rates.

Publication

Archives of Disease in Childhood