December 2021. Volume 17. Number 4

Infants with a low birth weight who received immediate kangaroo mother care had lower mortality at 28 days

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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WHO Immediate KMC Study Group, Arya S, Naburi H, Kawaza K, Newton S, Anyabolu CH, et al. Immediate “Kangaroo Mother Care” and Survival of Infants with Low Birth Weight. N Engl J Med. 2021;384:2028-38.

Reviewers: Aizpurua Galdeano P1, Fernández Rodríguez MM2.
1Pediatra. CS Ondarreta. San Sebastián. Guipúzcoa. España.
2CS Potes. SERMAS. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Pilar Aizpurua Galdeano. Email: 19353pag@gmail.com
Reception date: 11/10/2021
Acceptance date: 25/10/2021
Publication date: 03/11/2021

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: newborns with birth weights of 1.0 to 1.799 kg receiving immediate kangaroo mother care, had lower mortality at 28 days of life than those with later kangaroo care. Differences in mortality at 72 h of life were not significant.

Reviewers’ commentary: in this study, carried out in tertiary-level hospitals in lower-middle-income countries, the kangaroo mother method applied from birth reduced mortality at 28 days in infants with a birth weight between 1,0 and 1,799 kg. Being an affordable and inexpensive technique, these results support the use of kangaroo mother care from birth without waiting for stabilization as an alternative to conventional neonatal care, especially in low-resource settings.

How to cite this article

Aizpurua Galdeano MP, Fernández Rodríguez MM. Los recién nacidos de bajo peso con cuidados inmediatos de madre canguro, tienen menor mortalidad el primer mes de vida. Evid Pediatr. 2021;17:42.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

WHO Immediate KMC Study Group, Arya S, Naburi H, Kawaza K, Newton S, Anyabolu CH, et al. Immediate “Kangaroo Mother Care” and Survival of Infants with Low Birth Weight. N Engl J Med. 2021;384:2028-38.

Reviewers: Aizpurua Galdeano P1, Fernández Rodríguez MM2.
1Pediatra. CS Ondarreta. San Sebastián. Guipúzcoa. España.
2CS Potes. SERMAS. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Pilar Aizpurua Galdeano. Email: 19353pag@gmail.com
Reception date: 11/10/2021
Acceptance date: 25/10/2021
Publication date: 03/11/2021

How to cite this article

Aizpurua Galdeano MP, Fernández Rodríguez MM. Los recién nacidos de bajo peso con cuidados inmediatos de madre canguro, tienen menor mortalidad el primer mes de vida. Evid Pediatr. 2021;17:42.

03/11/2021

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