Early versus later discharge of physiologically stable preterm infants who are fully orally feeding
Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group
Published Online: 7 OCT 2009
Assessed as up-to-date: 25 JUL 2009
Copyright © 2010 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Watson HL, Callen JE, Kalyn A. Early versus later discharge of physiologically stable preterm infants who are fully orally feeding (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008174. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008174.
- Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
- Published Online: 7 OCT 2009
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To determine the effect of early discharge compared to later discharge on resource utilization, potential adverse effects, post discharge weight gain, neurobehavioral outcomes, and parental satisfaction in physiologically stable preterm infants on full sucking oral feeds. Fully oral feeding includes infants who are bottle feeding, breast feeding or a combination of both.
Subgroup analyses are planned to determine if the potential benefits or adverse effects are affected by home support being received or not.