Maternal smoking and fetal erythropoietin levels.

  title={Maternal smoking and fetal erythropoietin levels.},
  author={Andr{\'e}e Gruslin and Sherry L. Perkins and Raman Manchanda and Nancy Fleming and Jennifer J. Clinch},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={95 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of maternal smoking on fetal erythropoietin concentrations in health term pregnancies and test the correlation between cotinine, a biomarker of maternal smoking, and erythropoietin levels in fetuses. METHODS We invited women with healthy term pregnancies to participate in the study, excluding those with conditions previously known to be associated with elevated fetal erythropoietin levels. We recorded demographic data, smoking status, and labor outcome… CONTINUE READING

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