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Safety and efficacy of Transwarmers in preterm resuscitation
  1. Hannah Brophy1,
  2. Charles William Yoxall2
  1. 1Neonatology, Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2Neonatal Unit, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hannah Brophy, Neonatology, Liverpool Womens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L8 7SS, UK; hannah.brophy{at}nhs.net

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In July of this year, there was an alert issued by the British Association of Perinatal Medicine regarding the safety of Transwarmer mattresses, highlighting the risk of burns if the mattresses are used in conjunction with other heat sources.1 We are aware that some units are considering abandoning the use of Transwarmers because of this.

The reason for disseminating an alert at this time is unclear. This is not new information. In 2007, Carmichael et al demonstrated that the temperature at the time of activation affected the temperature …

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