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Urinary beta 2-microglobulin in premature infants with chorioamnionitis and chronic lung disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12915837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The urinary beta(2)-microglobulin (MG) concentration on day 0 to 2 was significantly higher in premature infants with chorioamnionitis (CAM) than in infants without CAM and in infants who developed chronic lung disease (CLD) than in those who did not. We propose that an elevated urinary beta(2)-MG can indicate a fetal inflammatory response and identify neonates at risk for the development of CLD.
Shigeru Nishimaki; Yoshio Shima; Miho Sato; Hiromi An; Michiru Hashimoto; Yoshiko Nishiyama; Shiho Iwasaki; Itaru Tateishi; Kazuo Seki; Shumpei Yokota
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-13     Completed Date:  2003-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Chorioamnionitis / complications*,  urine*
Chronic Disease
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Kidney Function Tests
Lung Diseases / complications*,  urine*
Pregnancy Complications
Respiration, Artificial
beta 2-Microglobulin / urine*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/beta 2-Microglobulin
Comment In:
J Pediatr. 2004 Jun;144(6):835-6; author reply 836-7   [PMID:  15212063 ]

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