Comparison of maternal and umbilical cord blood selenium levels in term and preterm infants.

@article{Iranpour2009ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of maternal and umbilical cord blood selenium levels in term and preterm infants.},
  author={Ramin Iranpour and Ali Zandian and Majid Mohammadizadeh and Ashraf Mohammadzadeh and Mahdi Balali-Mood and Mehnosh Hajiheydari},
  journal={Zhongguo dang dai er ke za zhi = Chinese journal of contemporary pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 7},
  pages={513-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Selenium is an essential trace element and has a main role in cellular antioxidant defense system. In very preterm babies, low selenium is associated with an increased risk of complications such as chronic neonatal lung disease and retinopathy of prematurity. This study was designed to determine and compare maternal and umbilical cord blood selenium levels in term and preterm infants. METHODS From February 2008 to April 2008, 30 term (gestational age>37 weeks) and 30 preterm infants… CONTINUE READING

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