Plasma carnitine levels in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome

Korkmaz A., Tekinalp G., Coskun T., Yigit Ş., Yurdakok M.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.47, no.1, pp.49-52, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2005.01998.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-52
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Antenatal carnitine administration has been shown to induce fetal lung maturity by increasing pulmonary surfactant in animal and human studies. In this study, the aim was to investigate the status of carnitine in maternal and neonatal plasma of preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in the first hours of life.