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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (MJIRI)   2017 , Volume 31 , Number 1; Page(s) 0 To 0.

Comparison between serum magnesium levels of asphyxiated neonates and normal cases



Author(s):  KHALESSI NASRIN, Mazouri Ali, Bassirnia Mandana, AFSHARKHAS LADAN*
* Ali Asghar Childrens Hospital, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Background: Asphyxia is one the most important causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity. It is suggested that magnesium may have a protective role against cellular damage during hypoxic brain insult, or change effect post-asphyxia consequences. Our study was performed for comparison of serum magnesium in neonates with and without asphyxia. Methods: This study was done in Neonatal Ward of Ali-Asghar hospital, from January 2010 to 2011 in Tehran, Iran. Serum magnesium levels of seventy-six cases with a diagnosis of asphyxia grade 2 were compared with 76 normal newborns. Collected data including gestational age, sex, birth weight and serum magnesium levels were analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Of 152 neonates, 81 (53. 3%) were male. Mean gestational age was 37. 9 ± 1. 07 weeks. Mean birth weights were 3172. 9± 411. 20 grams. Mean serum magnesium levels were compared in asphyxiated and normal neonates and between two groups significant difference was found (p=0. 01). The odds ratio was 2. 188 (with lower1. 826, upper 2. 626 and confidence interval 95 percent) which suggested a significant correlation between asphyxia and hypomagnesemia. Conclusion: This study showed that serum magnesium levels in neonates with asphyxia was significantly lower than normal neonates and asphyxia can lead to hypomagnesemia.
Keyword(s): Asphyxia,Magnesium,Neonate
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