Bacteriologic and clinical evaluation of gowning in a premature nursery

Hugh E. Evans, Solomon O. Akpata, Alphonse Baki

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The bacteriologic and clinical effects of a modification in gowning procedure among premature infants cared for in incubators were studied over a 21 month period. Mortality rates, frequency of infection, and the prevalence of several bacteria comprising the flora of the respiratory tract and skin during periods of strict gowning were comparable to those observed during relaxation of routine technique. These results, and those obtained in other recent studies, suggest the need for re-evaluation of stringent nursery procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-886
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1971
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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