Thyroxine and illness severity in very low-birth-weight infants.

  title={Thyroxine and illness severity in very low-birth-weight infants.},
  author={D. George Paul and Kathleen H. Leef and Barbara J. Voss and John L. Stefano and Louis E Bartoshesky},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={11 9},
The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between thyroxine (T4) and illness severity in a population of preterm infants. We investigated a cohort of infants with birth weights 1,500 g or less from a single level III neonatal intensive care unit who received a minimum of one cranial sonogram to screen for intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and one newborn screen for T4 during a 2-year period, (n = 284). The Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology (SNAP) was used to measure… CONTINUE READING