Intervention Protocol

Topical emollient therapy for preventing infection in preterm infants in low- or middle-income countries

  1. Wael Seliem2,
  2. Zulfiqar A Bhutta3,
  3. Roger Soll4,
  4. William McGuire1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 18 JUL 2007

Assessed as up-to-date: 10 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006666

How to Cite

Seliem W, Bhutta ZA, Soll R, McGuire W. Topical emollient therapy for preventing infection in preterm infants in low- or middle-income countries (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006666. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006666.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Australian National University Medical School, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Canberra, ACT 2606, Australia

  2. 2

    Mansoura University, Department of Pediatrics, Mansoura City, Egypt

  3. 3

    The Aga Khan University Hospital, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Karachi, Pakistan

  4. 4

    University of Vermont, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA

*William McGuire, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra Hospital Campus, Canberra, ACT 2606, Australia. william.mcguire@act.gov.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 18 JUL 2007

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effect of topical application of emollients on the incidence of invasive infection in preterm or low birth weight infants in low- or middle-income countries.

Subgroup analyses are planned based on the following population groups:
1. Trials where participants were from communities where more than 20% of mothers are HIV sero-positive at antenatal screening versus communities where maternal HIV infection was less prevalent.
2. Trials where participants were predominantly (more than 80%) cared for within a health care facility versus trials where most infants were cared for at home.