Clin Exp Pediatr > Accepted Articles
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3345/cep.2021.01508    [Accepted]
Published online November 30, 2022.
Efficacy of body position on gastric residual in preterm infant: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Kurvatteppa Halemani1  , Alwin Issac2  , Sanjay Dhiraaj1  , Prabhakar Mishra1 
1College of Nursing, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3Department of Anaesthesiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Correspondence: 
Kurvatteppa Halemani, Email: kurru.hali@gmail.com
Received: 6 October 2021   • Revised: 26 October 2022   • Accepted: 8 November 2022
Abstract
Background
Preterm babies are born before completion of 37 weeks of gestational. Compared to term neonates, preterm babies are difficult to adjust to extra uterine life and 15 (11%) millions babies born before 37 weeks of gestation.
Purpose
This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate evidence concerning the efficacy of body position on gastric residual volume among preterm infants.
Methods
We conducted a systematic search of studies trials published in PubMed, MEDLINE, CINHAL, Clinical Key, Cochrane Library, and Google scholar. Two authors independently appraised the selected RCTs (Randomized Control Trials) for evaluating the effectiveness of body position on gastric emptying. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted based on the Cochrane risk bias assessment tool using Revman 5.3software.
Results
On assessment this systematic review and meta-analysis comprised 289 preterm infants from the included 7 trials, with the sample size ranging from 20-63. The gestational age ranged from 28-37 weeks, with an average gestational age of 31.7 weeks. The age of the participants postnatal ranged from 6.6 days-33.4 days, with an average age of 18±6 days. The weight of the participants during data collection ranged from 1272-2683 grams, with an average of 1795 grams.
Conclusion
This systematic review and meta-analysis revealed that right lateral and prone position lesser gastric residual volume in comparison to preterm infants placed in supine and left lateral position.
Key Words: Neonate, Preterm babies, Body position, Gastric residual, Gastric emptying


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