Table 4 SC Hydration Measured by the Corneometer under Radiant Warmer Compared with Incubator in Seven Body Areas in Preterm Infants with BW≥1500 g (N=8)

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

Body area Radiant warmer (capacitance AU) Incubator (capacitance AU) p-value
  Mean±SD Mean±SD  
Forehead 32.3±13 28.7±14.7 NS
Cubital fossa 68.5±17.6 80±13.3 0.012
Palm 43.3±15.8 54.6±21.8 NS
Abdomen 43.5±10.5 53±15 0.001
Groin 56.3±12.5 74.1±16.6 <0.001
Back 47±10.5 43±10.6 NS
Sole 30.4±6.6 29.3±8.1 NS
  1. NS=not significant.