Fetal umbilical cord blood erythropoietin, interleukin-6, pH, pO(2), pCO(2), and base excess levels in histologic and/or clinical chorioamnionitis: is the response only inflammatory?


OBJECTIVE To determine the correlation of histological chorioamnionitis (CA) with and without clinical CA with umbilical cord blood gases, erythropoietin (EPO), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels. METHODS Umbilical artery blood gas analysis (pH, pO(2), pCO(2), BE) and umbilical vein EPO and IL-6 levels were measured in 202 infants from normal, histological… (More)


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