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Sound reduction management in the neonatal intensive care unit for preterm or very low birth weight infants

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
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Title
Sound reduction management in the neonatal intensive care unit for preterm or very low birth weight infants
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010333.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Almadhoob A, Ohlsson A

Abstract

Infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are subjected to stress, including sound of high intensity. The sound environment in the NICU is louder than most home or office environments and contains disturbing noises of short duration and at irregular intervals. There are competing auditory signals that frequently challenge preterm infants, staff and parents. The sound levels in NICUs often exceed the maximum acceptable level of 45 decibels (dB), recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Hearing impairment is diagnosed in 2% to 10% of preterm infants versus 0.1% of the general paediatric population. Noise may cause apnoea, hypoxaemia, alternation in oxygen saturation, and increased oxygen consumption secondary to elevated heart and respiratory rates and may, therefore, decrease the amount of calories available for growth. Elevated levels of speech are needed to overcome the noisy environment in the NICU, thereby increasing the negative impacts on staff, newborns, and their families. High noise levels are associated with an increased rate of errors and accidents, leading to decreased performance among staff. The aim of interventions included in this review is to reduce sound levels to 45 dB or less. This can be achieved by lowering the sound levels in an entire unit, treating the infant in a section of a NICU, in a 'private' room, or in incubators in which the sound levels are controlled, or reducing the sound levels that reaches the individual infant by using earmuffs or earplugs. By lowering the sound levels that reach the neonate, the resulting stress on the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, and endocrine systems can be diminished, thereby promoting growth and reducing adverse neonatal outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 54 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 23%
Student > Bachelor 11 19%
Student > Master 9 16%
Unspecified 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 11%
Other 12 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 46%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 19%
Unspecified 6 11%
Psychology 6 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 5 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 December 2015.
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#738,626
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,888
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#25,925
of 244,729 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#95
of 238 outputs
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