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Metabolomic Analysis of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid in Preterm Infants Complicated by Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Preliminary Results.
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PMID:  21781003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective. Metabolomics is a technique used to non-invasively determine a snapshot of the current metabolic status of an organism by analyzing intact tissue or bio-fluids. The aim of the present preliminary study was to analyze metabolic profiles in preterm infants complicated by respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) trough bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) measurement. Methods. Twelve BALF samples collected at birth prior surfactant, post-surfactant during mechanical ventilation and at extubation time-points, were analyzed by proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and GC-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). Results. GC-MS analysis identified 25 metabolites of whom 10 had a known molecular structure. They were: undecane, decanoic acid, dodecanoic acid, hexadecanoic acid, octadecanoic acid, hexadecanoic acid methyl ester, 9-octadecanoic acid, tetracosanoic acid, myristic acid, phosphate. These metabolites were over-expressed in BALF collected during mechanical ventilation after surfactant administration. Conclusions. The present preliminary data suggest that metabolic profile in BALF of RDS infants is becoming possible opening a new cue of metabolomics as promising tool in management of sick premature infants.
Adele Fabiano; Diego Gazzolo; Luc J I Zimmermann; Antonio W D Gavilanes; Piermichele Paolillo; Vassilios Fanos; Pierluigi Caboni; Luigi Barberini; Antonio Noto; Luigi Atzori
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Casilino Hospital, Rome, Italy.
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