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Neonatal Netw. 2013 Jan-Feb;32(1):16-25. doi: 10.1891/0730-0832.32.1.16.

Temperature measurement in the preterm and term neonate: a review of the literature.

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The Townsville Hospital, Angus Smith Drive, Douglas, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. jackiesmith3@me.com

Abstract

The maintenance of a constant body temperature is important to all humans but even more so for newborn babies (neonates), especially those born pre-term. Because accurate measurement of body temperature is an important component of thermoregulation management in the neonate, a review of the literature was undertaken to determine the most appropriate method and site of temperature measurement in both the preterm and term neonate. The available evidence indicates that the axilla remains the most common place for temperature measurement.

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23318203
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10.1891/0730-0832.32.1.16
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