Fetal and neonatal cortical adrenal function in birth asphyxia.

  title={Fetal and neonatal cortical adrenal function in birth asphyxia.},
  author={Renato Soibelmann Procianoy and C. B. Giacomini and M. S. Oliveira},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={77 5},
Eighteen newborn infants, gestational age between 36 and 42 weeks with birth asphyxia were compared with 23 normal newborn infants to determine serum cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels in cord blood and in venous blood samples collected 12-18 hours after birth. Both groups were similar in gestational age, birthweight, proportion of small for gestational age and large for gestational age infants, proportion of infants delivered by cesarean section with and without labor, and… CONTINUE READING
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