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Early Inflammatory Markers for Prediction of Cholestasis in Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants.
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PMID:  22907525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Neonatal cholestasis is associated with increased mortality and other adverse outcomes. There are no tools for prediction of infants at risk for cholestasis. Objective: To determine if cholestasis in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants is associated with alterations in cytokines or C-reactive protein (CRP) and, if so, whether inflammatory markers predict which infants will develop cholestasis. Methods: VLBW infants expected to be on parenteral nutrition for >7 days were enrolled in this prospective cohort study. Infants with direct bilirubin ≥1.0 mg/dl were considered to have a high risk for cholestasis and were compared to infants who never developed direct bilirubin ≥1.0 mg/dl. Standard descriptive statistics were used to compare biomarkers over time. Multivariable models were used to estimate associations between early inflammatory markers and cholestasis. Results: Of 63 infants enrolled, 29 were at risk for cholestasis. CRP was highly correlated with direct bilirubin. Infants in the high-risk group had significantly higher IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10 at 2, 4, and 6 weeks and CRP at 2 and 6 weeks. In logistic models, CRP (OR = 4.97, p = 0.02) or IL-1β (OR = 1.11, p = 0.008) at 2 weeks of age was predictive of cholestasis. In linear mixed-effects models, CRP (p < 0.001) or IL-6 (p = 0.02) and IL-8 (p < 0.001) were predictive of cholestasis. Conclusion: Elevated CRP and cytokines are associated with cholestasis in VLBW infants. These inflammatory markers are candidates for further research into the pathogenesis, prediction, and prevention of cholestasis.
Sara B Demauro; Laurie E Kilpatrick; Jeffrey S Gerdes; Soraya Abbasi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatology     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1661-7819     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatology     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101286577     Medline TA:  Neonatology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  229-234     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., USA.
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