Umbilical cord blood and neonatal endothelin-1 levels in preterm newborns with and without respiratory distress syndrome.

Increased pulmonary vascular resistance in preterm newborn infants with respiratory distress syndrome is suggested, and endothelin-1 plays an important role in pulmonary vascular reactivity in newborns. We determined umbilical cord blood and neonatal (second sample) levels of endothelin-1 in 18 preterm newborns with respiratory distress syndrome who had no… CONTINUE READING