Naila O.E. Barbosa, MD, Thelma S. Okay, MD, PhD, Cle´a R. Leone
Department of Pediatrics (N.O.E.B., C.R.L.), School of Medicine, Laboratory of the Children’s Hospital “Prof. Pedro de Alcaˆntara”, Hospital das Clı´nicas (T.S.O.), University of Sa˜o Paulo, Sa˜o Paulo, BRAZIL
Key words: intrauterine growth restriction, term newborn, magnesium, ionized magnesium, total magnesium
The presence of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), could potentially lead to imbalances of Mg homeostasis, which have not yet been fully clarified.
To describe, in term newborn (NB) without IUGR, ionized magnesium (iMg) and total magnesium (TMg) concentrations in umbilical cord blood, on the third and seventh days of life and to compare these values with those of term NB with IUGR.
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