Non-nutritive sucking for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in preterm and low birth weight infants

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Kim Psaila,

    Corresponding author
    1. University of Western Sydney, College of Health and Science, CHoRUS Project, Family and Community Health Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Penrith South DC, NSW, Australia
    • Kim Psaila, CHoRUS Project, Family and Community Health Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, College of Health and Science, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW, 1797, Australia. K.Psaila@uws.edu.au.

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  • Jann P Foster,

    1. c/- Newborn Care, Central Clinical School - Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
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  • Robyn Richards,

    1. Liverpool Hospital, Newborn Care, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
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  • Heather E Jeffery

    1. RPA Women and Babies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney, School of Public Health, RPA Newborn Care, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Abstract

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

To determine if non-nutritive sucking versus placebo or no treatment, reduces the number of episodes and duration of GORD in infants.
Subgroup analysis: gestational age (< 28 weeks; 28 to 32 weeks; 32 to 37 weeks); low birth weight (< 1000 g; 1000 to 1500 g; 1500 to 2500 g).