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A preliminary analysis of trace elements in the scalp hair of patients with severe motor disabilities receiving enteral nutrition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16616446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concentrations of essential trace elements (copper, zinc, selenium, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, cobalt, and iodine) in the scalp hair of 21 patients with severe motor disabilities receiving enteral nutrition were measured using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Preliminary results show that copper, selenium, and molybdenum concentrations in the patients' hair were significantly lower than those in an age-matched control group (p<0.01). This suggests that intake of these elements may be reduced in patients receiving restricted enteral nutrition, although the clinical significance of these results should be discussed.
Mitsutoshi Munakata; Akira Onuma; Yasuko Kobayashi; Kazuhiro Haginoya; Hiroyuki Yokoyama; Ikuma Fujiwara; Hiroshi Yasuda; Toyoharu Tsutsui; Kazuie Iinuma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2006-04-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain & development     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0387-7604     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Dev.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-24     Completed Date:  2006-09-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909235     Medline TA:  Brain Dev     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Child, Preschool
Disabled Persons
Enteral Nutrition / methods*
Hair / chemistry*
Mass Spectrometry / methods
Motor Neuron Disease / therapy*
Trace Elements / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Trace Elements

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