Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Levels in Newborns with Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid


TEKŞAM Ö., Tekinalp G., Yurdakok M., YİĞİT Ş., Korkmaz A., Guc D.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.75, no.10, pp.1015-1017, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12098-008-0174-7
  • Journal Name: INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1015-1017
  • Keywords: Vascular endothelial growth factor, Meconium-stained amniotic fluid, Fetal distress, Neonate, ASPIRATION SYNDROME, IN-VITRO, ISCHEMIA, HYPOXIA
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective. The effects of meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) on cord blood vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels have not been explored. The aim of this study was to verify whether MSAF influences cord blood VEGF levels in healthy term neonates and we can use cord blood VEGF levels in infants with MSAF as an indicator of fetal distress.