Amniotic fluid ferritin as a marker of intestinal damage in gastroschisis: a time course experimental study.


BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Intestinal damage (ID) is closely related to morbidity and mortality in gastroschisis. This study was performed to determine the intraamniotic substances that may correlate ID and also to verify their time course levels that would be useful for determining when ID starts in gastroschisis. METHODS In this study, 13-day-old fertilized… (More)