Topical emollient therapy for preventing infection in preterm infants in low- or middle-income countries
Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group
Published Online: 18 JUL 2007
Assessed as up-to-date: 10 APR 2007
Copyright © 2009 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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.
- Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
- Published Online: 18 JUL 2007
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.