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Is meconium stained amniotic fluid related to occult myocardial injury in term low risk pregnancies?
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PMID:  23103026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: The present study aimed to compare Troponin T (Tp T) levels of infants born with meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) to those with clear amniotic fluid. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study SUBJECTS: Thirty-five women who had delivery complicated by MSAF between 37 and 41weeks of gestation were defined as the study group and women with healthy uncomplicated pregnancies with clear amniotic fluid who were matched for age, parity, and gestational age were defined as the control group. OUTCOME MEASURES: Cord blood Tp T level, gas analysis and neonatal outcomes were compared between groups. RESULTS: Tp T levels of the study and control groups were 0.026±0.013ng/ml and 0.031±0.016ng/ml, respectively. The difference was not statistically significant (p=0.132). On the other hand, the study group had a statistically lower HCO(3) level (21.80 vs 23.60mmol/l ) and higher rate of base deficit (4.85 vs 3.25mmol/l) than the control group. CONCLUSION: The presence of meconium during labor is not related to occult myocardial injury in low-risk term pregnancies.
Deniz Hızlı; Sadıman Kıykaç Altınbaş; Nermin Köşüş; Aydın Köşüş; Abdullah Ayyıldız; Orhan Gelişen; Hasan Kafalı
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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