Written by Mohamed Shawky Elfarargy, Mohamed Adel Eltomey, Neama Ali Soliman
Parent Category: Year 2017, Volume 9
Category: Volume 9, Issue 8, August 2017
Objective: Current study aimed toward the early prediction of neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) for better management and prognosis.
Methods: This prospective study was conducted on forty neonates at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Pediatrics and Medical Biochemistry department (Tanta University, Egypt) from July 2016 to June 2017. Cord blood erythropoietin and venous blood Activin A were assayed within the first hour of life. Neonates were divided into 2 groups: Group 1 (with IVH) included twenty neonates who developed IVH proved by transcranial ultrasonography (u/s) and Group 2 (without IVH) included twenty neonates who were admitted to the NICU but did not develop IVH, also proved by transcranial u/s. Data were analyzed using Chi Square and t-test.
Results: Group 1 had a significantly higher cord blood erythropoietin concentration than group 2 (46.75±27.98 mIU/mL vs. 18.82±8.91 mIU/mL), respectively (p<0.05). Group 1 had a significantly higher venous blood Activin A concentration than group 2 (3.18±2 ng/L vs. 0.42±0.25 ng/L) with (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Cord blood erythropoietin and venous blood Activin A were presumed to be used as early predictors of IVH in neonates with early treatment and better prognosis
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Keywords: Neonate, Hemorrhage, Predictors
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