Novel Red Cell Indices Indicating Reduced Availability of Iron are Associated With High Erythropoietin Concentration and Low pH Level in the Venous Cord Blood of Newborns

@article{Ervasti2008NovelRC,
  title={Novel Red Cell Indices Indicating Reduced Availability of Iron are Associated With High Erythropoietin Concentration and Low pH Level in the Venous Cord Blood of Newborns},
  author={Mari Ervasti and Ulla Sankilampi and Seppo Heinonen and Kari R A Punnonen},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={64},
  pages={135-140}
}
There is evidence that an elevated erythropoietin (EPO) concentration is associated with signs of iron deficient erythropoiesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the iron status by means of novel cellular indices and serum iron markers and to determine whether these are associated with EPO and pH in the venous cord blood of 193 full-term newborns… CONTINUE READING