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Oct 31, 2018

7th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies

03 - CLOSED DISPOSABLE DIAPER IS A GOOD INSTRUMENT FOR MEASUREMENT OF DIURESE IN VERY LOW WEIGHT PREMATURES

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hidric balance

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Background and Aims Diaper weighing is used to estimate diuresis in preterm infants; however, studies have shown that this method is not adequate because absorption occurs in incubators with high humidity (80%) and its efficacy is questioned. However, most of these studies evaluated open disposable diapers, with the absorption surface exposed, not with the closed disposable diapers, a position that would be an alternative to decrease the absorption of the atmosphere humidity. Closed diapers for measurement of diuresis is a routine in our service, used even with the presence of umbilical catheters. Aim: To asses the closed disposable diapers absorption in incubators with humidification to 80%. Method We analyzed a total of 40 diapers (without patients), in 2 groups of 20 diapers, exposed for a period of 6 hours in incubators at 37 degrees of temperature with 80% humidification. The diapers were weighed in a high precision scale (BG8000-Gehaka), before and after humidification, during the same period. Study groups: Group 1) Open disposable diapers. Group2) Closed disposable diapers. Results: The open disposable diapers had an average absorption of 2.52 grams and the closed disposable diapers had an average absorption of 0.48 grams, difference with significant clinical. Conclusion: When the incubator is humidified at 80%, closed diapers are a good instrument for measuring diuresis in premature babies, presenting lower absorption rate than open diapers.

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