Incidence and predicting factors of hypozincemia in very-low-birth-weight infants at near-term postmenstrual age.

@article{Itabashi2003IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and predicting factors of hypozincemia in very-low-birth-weight infants at near-term postmenstrual age.},
  author={Kazuo Itabashi and Tomiyoshi Saito and Yunosuke Ogawa and Yoshiyuki Uetani},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={2003},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={
          235-40
        }
}
We prospectively investigated serum zinc (Zn) concentrations and clinical factors in 118 very-low-birth-weight infants with a gestational age of 29.5 +/- (SD) 2.5 weeks and a birth weight of 1,194 +/- 254 g at near-term postmenstrual age. The 25th percentile of the serum Zn concentration was 7.0 micromol/l. The infants whose serum Zn concentrations were less than 7.0 micromol/l (defined as hypozincemia) did not have apparent symptoms of Zn deficiency. Multivariate logistic regression analyses… CONTINUE READING
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