Salivary cortisol in preterm infants: Validation of a simple method for collecting saliva for cortisol determination.

@article{Neu2007SalivaryCI,
  title={Salivary cortisol in preterm infants: Validation of a simple method for collecting saliva for cortisol determination.},
  author={Madalynn Neu and Mark N. Goldstein and Dexiang Gao and Mark L Laudenslager},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The increased use of salivary cortisol as a biomarker of stress and/or diurnal rhythms has facilitated research of Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA)function. Saliva collection remains problematic with preterm infants. The twofold purpose of this study is to 1) establish validity of the filter paper method for saliva collection and 2) apply the filter paper method for saliva collection to preterm infants. DESIGN AND MEASURES Whole saliva was collected from six… CONTINUE READING
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