Oxidative stress in resuscitation and in ventilation of newborns.

Abstract

The lungs of newborns are especially prone to oxidative damage induced by both reactive oxygen and reactive nitrogen species. Yet, these infants are often 1) exposed to high oxygen concentrations, 2) have infections or inflammation, 3) have reduced antioxidant defense, and 4) have high free iron levels which enhance toxic radical generation. Oxidative… (More)
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00032809

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