Cord Plasma Vasopressin, Erythropoietin, and Hypoxanthine as Indices of Asphyxia at Birth

ABSTRACT: To assess the value of cord plasma arginine vasopressin (AVP), erythropoietin (EP), and hypoxanthine (HX) as indices of asphyxia, we studied 62 infants of mothers with preeclampsia, 34 acutely asphyxiated infants, with 5-min Apgar score ≤6 and/or umbilical arterial pH ≤7.05, and 38 control infants. Umbilical arterial AVP in the asphyxia group… CONTINUE READING