R A Cuestas

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To investigate the relation between thyroid function and respiratory-distress syndrome we determined thyroid hormone in cord serum from 39 term and 120 premature newborns. In groups matched for gestational age (33 to 37 weeks) and body length, after exclusion of newborns with birth asphyxia, maternal diabetes and delivery by cesarean section, the newborns(More)
Thyroid function was studied in healthy premature and term infants between 12 hours and 3 months of age. T4 and FT4I followed parallel courses in both groups; during the first 45 days, however, the values were significantly lower in premature infants under 34 weeks' EGA than in term infants (P less than 0.001). The post-delivery peak in TSH concentration(More)
Citrate synthetase activity was determined in samples of commercially available citrate condensing enzyme. We measured the amount of radioactive citrate formed from the condensation of carbon-14 labeled acetyl CoA and oxaloacetate. The labeled citrate was oxidized by oxidative bromination; 14C02 evolved was collected and represented the amount of citrate(More)
Thyroid function was evaluated in premature infants 30 to 35 weeks EGA with severe RDS and was compared to that of healthy control subjects of similar EGA. The infants with RDS had significantly lower serum levels of T3, T4, and FT4I during the first 60, 90, and 30 days, respectively, and had elevated T3UR during the first 10 days. The mean (+/- SD)(More)
Serial measurements of serum creatine kinase isoenzymes were done from birth to 15 days of age in healthy premature infants, infants with perinatal or neonatal asphyxia and infants without asphyxia but with miscellaneous problems. Serum brain-specific fraction of creatine kinase (CK-BB) activity was higher in cord than in maternal serum (P < 0.01). In(More)
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