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Serum albumin and mortality in very low birth weight infants
  1. I Morris,
  2. N McCallion,
  3. A El-Khuffash,
  4. E J Molloy
  1. Department of Neonatology, National Maternity Hospital, University College Dublin, Ireland
  1. Dr E Molloy, Department of Neonatology, National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2, Ireland; elesean{at}


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.

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Ethics approval: Ethics approval was not obtained as this study was an analysis of outcome of standard procedure.

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