What is it about?
Allantoin is a marker of oxidative stress in the ATP degradation biochemical pathway. This study links the biochemical measures to the physiologic benefits listed in previous studies of skin-to-skin contact (SSC). We provide preliminary evidence that at the cellular level (SSC) through Kangaroo mother care (KMC) intervention it may reduce neonatal oxidative stress processes which shows a lowering of inflammatory tone over time for the preterm infant.
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Why is it important?
Our findings support the practice of early Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) intervention in the NICU with the ultimate goal of reducing infant stress in the promotion of the health and well-being of preterm infants.
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This page is a summary of: Oxidative Stress Biomarker Decreased in Preterm Neonates Treated With Kangaroo Mother Care, Biological Research For Nursing, January 2020, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1099800419900231.
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