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Serum albumin and mortality in very low birth weight infants
  1. Ian Morris (jzm1im{at}hotmail.com)
  1. National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    1. Naomi McCallion (naomimccallion{at}hotmail.com)
    1. National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
      1. Afif El-Khuffash (afif_faisal{at}hotmail.com)
      1. National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
        1. Eleanor J Molloy (elesean{at}hotmail.com)
        1. National Maternity hospital, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

          Abstract

          Serum albumin is a predictor of outcome in adults but its role in paediatric patients is unclear. Earliest albumin was not associated with mortality or morbidity in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. However the lowest serum albumin had a statistically significant inverse correlation with mortality and potentially plays a prognostic role in VLBW neonates.

          • hypoalbuminaemia
          • intraventricular haemorrhage
          • morbidity
          • necrotising enterocolitis

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