Uptake of beta-hydroxybutyrate, acetoacetate and glucose by the forearm of the newborn infant.

Forearm muscle metabolism was studied in twelve appropriate for gestational age premature infants suffering from respiratory distress. Arterial blood was obtained by puncture of the radial artery as clinically indicated for measuring oxygen tension, and venous blood samples were taken from the same arm's deep brachial vein. This arrangement allowed to study… CONTINUE READING