Table 2 Results of Measurements of TEWL under Radiant Warmer Compared with Incubator in Seven Body Areas in Preterm Infants with BW≥1500 g (N=18)

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

Body area Radiant warmer (g/m2/hour) Incubator (g/m2/hour) Average change % p-value
  Mean±SD Mean±SD   
Forehead 14.7±5.7 12.6±2.9 19.6 NS
Cubital fossa 34.6±15.6 31.1±14 16.3 NS
Palm 21.7±8.7 20.8±7.8 13.5 NS
Abdomen 17.2±6 16.7±5.5 5 NS
Groin 26.6±8.2 26.3±9.2 6.2 NS
Back 20.4±9.9 15.2±6.1 41.6 0.004
Sole 14.2±3.8 13.6±3.3 8.7 NS
  1. NS=not significant.