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Assessment of renal functional maturation and injury in preterm neonates during the first month of life

Gubhaju, L; Sutherland, Megan R.; Horne, Rosemary S. C.; Medhurst, Alison; Kent, Alison; Ramsden, Andrew; Moore, Lynette; Singh, Gurmeet; Hoy, Wendy E.; Black, M. Jane


Worldwide, approximately 10% of neonates are born preterm. The majority of preterm neonates are born when the kidneys are still developing; therefore, during the early postnatal period renal function is likely reflective of renal immaturity and/or injury. This study evaluated glomerular and tubular function and urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL; a marker of renal injury) in preterm neonates during the first month of life. Preterm and term infants were recruited from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology
DOI: 10.1152/ajprenal.00439.2013


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