Postnatal development of liver and exocrine pancreas in polycythemic newborn infants.

In 35 newborn infants appropriate for gestational age the influence of neonatal polycythemia (venous hematocrit greater than 60% measured between the second and fourth hour of life) on development of enterohepatic circulation of bile acids, activities of pancreatic enzymes in duodenal juice, and the effects of hemodilution were studied during the second… (More)