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Pre-discharge iron status and its determinants in premature infants.
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PMID:  22734563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: To evaluate pre-discharge iron status and identify its determinants in infants' ≤ 32 weeks gestational age (GA). Methods: In a prospective observational study, 24-32 weeks GA infants who did not meet exclusion criteria: congenital viral infections, chromosomal disorders, or cranio-facial anomalies were eligible. Iron status was evaluated by measuring serum ferritin (SF) at 35 weeks post-menstrual age (PMA). Infants with infection or elevated C-reactive protein within 10 days prior to evaluation of iron status were excluded. Results: Of 131 infants studied, 23% had latent iron deficiency (SF < 76 ng/ml), 58% had normal iron status (75-400 ng/ml), and 19% had iron overload (SF > 400 ng/ml). On bivariate analysis, preeclampsia, GA, birth weight, patent ductus arteriosus, prior erythrocyte transfusion, phlebotomy loss, and chronic lung disease were associated with iron status. On ordered logistic regression, prior erythrocyte transfusion (frequency [OR 1.41, 95% CI:1.2-1.6] or cumulative amount [OR 1.03, 95% CI:1.02-1.04]) or net erythrocyte balance (amount of erythrocyte transfusion minus phlebotomy loss; OR 1.04, 95% CI:1.02-1.05) was significantly associated with iron status. Among infants who received > 3 erythrocyte transfusions, 50% developed iron overload. Conclusions: Iron status at 35 weeks PMA is extremely variable and is predicted by prior erythrocyte transfusions or net erythrocyte balance in premature infants.
Sanjiv B Amin; Lori Scholer; Manisha Srivastava
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-27
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:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-27     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 Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
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