Perinatal bile acid metabolism: analysis of urinary bile acids in pregnant women and newborns.


The metabolism of bile acids in 30 pregnant women was evaluated by analyzing the urinary composition of bile acids during late gestation (weeks 30-41) and again in these women and their newborn infants during the first week after delivery. The levels of individual bile acids were determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry after solvolysis and… (More)


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