Endothelin 1 concentrations in infants with meconium stained amniotic fluid


Yigit S., Tekinalp G., Oran O., Yurdakok M. , Aliefendioglu D., Gurgey A.

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION, cilt.87, sa.3, ss.212-213, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 87 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1136/fn.87.3.f212
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.212-213

Özet

Plasma endothelin 1 concentrations were determined in infants with meconium stained amniotic fluid. Plasma endothelin 1 concentration in the study group (5.23 pg/ml) was statistically higher than that in the control group (1.12 pg/ml). Cord blood pH and base excess values were significantly lower in infants with meconium stained amniotic fluid when compared with the control group. There was no correlation between endothelin 1 concentrations and pH or base excess values. Results suggest that meconium passage is not a physiological event, even if meconium stained infants appear to be clinically healthy.