INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.75, no.10, pp.1015-1017, 2008 (SCI-Expanded)
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INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Vascular endothelial growth factor, Meconium-stained amniotic fluid, Fetal distress, Neonate, ASPIRATION SYNDROME, IN-VITRO, ISCHEMIA, HYPOXIA
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated:
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.