Hydration in the first 24 h of postnatal life in normal infants born vaginally or by caesarean section.

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A total of 65 infants, 48 born vaginally and 17 by segment caesarean section, were studied prior to labour for extracellular volume (ECV) (corrected bromide space) and total body water (TBW) (deuterium space) during the first 24 h of postnatal life. The infants were mature and growth retardation excluded. A 'heel stick' blood sample was taken for micro… (More)

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@article{Cheek1982HydrationIT, title={Hydration in the first 24 h of postnatal life in normal infants born vaginally or by caesarean section.}, author={Donald B Cheek and John Wishart and Alastair H Maclennan and Ross R. Haslam and Adam Fitzgerald}, journal={Early human development}, year={1982}, volume={7 4}, pages={323-30} }