Postnatal developmental changes in the pituitary-ovarian axis in preterm and term infant girls.

@article{KuiriHnninen2011PostnatalDC,
  title={Postnatal developmental changes in the pituitary-ovarian axis in preterm and term infant girls.},
  author={Tanja Kuiri-H{\"a}nninen and Sanna Kallio and Raija M Seuri and Erja Tyrv{\"a}inen and Annikki K Liakka and Juha Tapanainen and Ulla Sankilampi and Leo Dunkel},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2011},
  volume={96 11},
  pages={3432-9}
}
CONTEXT Postnatal pituitary-testicular activation in infant boys is well characterized. However, the ovarian response to pituitary activation in infancy is less well understood. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare postnatal developmental changes in the pituitary-ovarian axis in preterm and term infant girls. PARTICIPANTS AND DESIGN Sixty-three infant girls, divided into three groups according to gestational age (GA) [i.e. full term (FT; n = 29; GA, 37-42 wk), near term (NT; n = 17… CONTINUE READING

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