Table 1 Results of Measurements of TEWL under Radiant Warmer Compared with Incubator in Seven Body Areas in Preterm Infants with BW<1500 g (N=12)

From: Effect of Radiant Warmer on Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and Skin Hydration in Preterm Infants

Body area Radiant warmer (g/m2/hours) Incubator (g/m2/hours) Average change % p-value
  Mean±SD Mean±SD   
Forehead 13±3.9 11.2±2.7 22.3 NS
Cubital fossa 31.4±7.5 29.8±14.7 17.5 NS
Palm 22.7±6.4 21.4±4.3 6.4 NS
Abdomen 22.4±6.9 19.2±5.5 18.3 0.03
Groin 27.6±6.8 27.9±9.1 1.6 NS
Back 21.8±5.3 16.3±3.7 35.2 <0.001
Sole 16±5.9 14.4±3.7 14.5 NS
  1. NS=not significant.