Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NEONATOLOGY   SPRING 2012 , Volume 1 , Number 3; Page(s) 24 To 28.
 
Paper: 

SELENIUM LEVEL OF UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD: IS IT RELATED TO RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME?

 
 
Author(s):  MOHAMMADZADEH ASHRAF*, SHAHFARHAT AHMAD, BALALI MAHDI, FAAL GHOLAMREZA, IRANPOUR RAMIN, ESMAIELI HABIBULLAH
 
* DEPARTMENTS OF PEDIATRIC, DIVISION OF NEONATOLOGY, NEONATAL RESEARCH CENTER, IMAM REZA HOSPITAL, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: The aim of study was to compare umbilical cord blood selenium levels in respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and non RDS preterm babies.
Materials and Methods: Umbilical cord blood selenium levels of all preterm newborn born during a 6-month period were enrolled in the study. They were divided into two groups: RDS and non-RDS. Selenium level was assessed by using electro-thermal atomic absorption spectrometry and serum concentration of selenium was compared between the two groups.
Results: During the study 150 preterm babies were studied. Mean umbilical cord blood selenium levels were 98.5
mg/L. Among 150 preterm babies 27 (18%) had RDS and 82% no RDS. Mean umbilical cord blood selenium level in RDS and non RDS groups were 96.5 and, 96.6 mg/L respectively (P=0.64). There were no significant differences between the two groups with regard to umbilical cord blood selenium levels.
Conclusion: In this study there was no significant relationship between selenium umbilical cord blood level and respiratory distress syndrome in preterm neonates.

 
Keyword(s): RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME, PRETERM NEWBORNS, SELENIUM LEVEL, UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD
 
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