Aldosterone and sodium HOMEOSTASIS in preterm infants.


A specific mass spectrometric method was used for tetrahydroaldosterone determination in urine of preterm infants (26-34 weeks gestational age) up to 9 weeks of age. Hyponatraemia during the first 2 weeks of life was associated with an excretion of tetrahydroaldosterone (5-50 mug/24 h) comparable with full-term infants. Excretion of tetrahydroaldosterone… (More)


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@article{Honour1977AldosteroneAS, title={Aldosterone and sodium HOMEOSTASIS in preterm infants.}, author={John William Honour and H. B. Valman and Hannah L Shackleton}, journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica}, year={1977}, volume={66 1}, pages={103-9} }