The Effect of Earmuffs on Physiological Parameters in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review


ÖZDEMİR S., BALCI S.

CURRENT PEDIATRIC REVIEWS, vol.16, no.2, pp.156-163, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1573396316666200214112347
  • Journal Name: CURRENT PEDIATRIC REVIEWS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-163

Abstract

Noise may cause stress responses such as apnea, hypoxemia, changes in oxygen saturation and augmented oxygen consumption secondary to elevated heart and respiratory rates. Moreover, stress results in increased intracranial pressure, abnormal sleep patterns, hearing impairment, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia, retardate development and alterations in the neuroendocrine system. Herein, this study aimed to discuss the effects of earmuffs on physiological parameters in preterm infants.