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J Pediatr. 1994 Oct;125(4):625-7.

Gastrointestinal and renal blood flow velocity profile in neonates with birth asphyxia.

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Section of Newborn Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia 19107.

Abstract

Pulsed Doppler ultrasound blood flow profiles were studied, before the initiation of enteral feedings, in 23 neonates with birth asphyxia. We observed a significant direct correlation between the reduction of peak velocity and increased resistance in the renal and superior mesenteric arteries to the severity of asphyxia (r = 0.8; p < 0.05); the changes often persisted up to 3 days of age. Longitudinal evaluation of flow in these vessels might help to time the initiation of enteral nutrition in neonates with asphyxia.

PMID:
7931888
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-3476(94)70024-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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