Hypothermia at neonatal intensive care unit admission was not associated with respiratory disease or death in very preterm infants

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Abstract

Aim: This study investigated the association between hypothermia and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or death in very preterm infants admitted to a Danish neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Methods: We studied 675 infants born at Aalborg University Hospital before 32 weeks and admitted to the NICU from April 1997 to December 2011. Hypothermia was defined as a core temperature of <36.5°C on admission. The primary outcome was severe RDS or death within the first three days of life, and the secondary outcome was BPD or death before 36 postmenstrual weeks. The multivariable logistic regression was adjusted for early-onset infection, gestational age, Apgar score, sex, treatment year and birth weight. Results: Infants with hypothermia had a twofold increase (OR) in the odds for RDS or death (2.03), but the adjusted OR was not statistically significant (1.36). They also demonstrated a twofold increase (OR) in the odds for BPD or death (2.28), but again the adjusted OR was not statistically significant (1.03). Conclusion: After adjusting for confounders, we found that the association between hypothermia on admission to the NICU and RDS or death, or BPD or death was statistically insignificant.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Paediatrica
Volume106
Issue12
Pages (from-to)1934-1939
Number of pages6
ISSN0803-5253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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