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Alcohol burns in extremely low birthweight infants: still occurring
  1. P R Reynolds,
  2. S Banerjee,
  3. J H Meek
  1. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University College London Hospitals, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, Huntley Street, London WC1E 6DH;

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Delivery of an extremely premature infant presents a number of challenging issues, and placement of central lines is an important part of the early management of these vulnerable babies. Alcohol based skin cleansers such as chlorhexidine gluconate 0.5% in 70% methanol are widely used before insertion of umbilical and percutaneous central …

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