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Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants

  1. Agustin Conde-Agudelo1,*,
  2. José M Belizán2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 22 APR 2003

Assessed as up-to-date: 10 FEB 2003

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002771


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Conde-Agudelo A, Belizán JM. Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD002771. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002771.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development, Montevideo, Uruguay

  2. 2

    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) , Department of Mother and Child Health Research, Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Latin American Center for Perinatology and Human Development, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, Hospital de Clinicas, piso 16, Casilla de Correo 627, Montevideo, 11000, Uruguay. condeagu@uniweb.net.co.

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  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 22 APR 2003

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Chwo 2002 {published data only}
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Dala Sierra 1994 {published data only}
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Feldman 2002 {published data only}
Kambarami 1998 {published data only}
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Legault 1995 {published data only}
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Ohgi 2002 {published data only}
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Ramanathan 2001 {published data only}
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Roberts 2000 {published data only}
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Barker 1995
Charpak 1996
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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Conde-Agudelo 2000
  • Conde-Agudelo A, Diaz-Rossello JL, Belizan JM. Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2000, Issue 4. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002771]