Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine
Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.
Editorial Board Member: / Bancalari, Eduardo / Milner, Anne / Genc, Mehmet R. / Chervenak, Frank A. / Chappelle, Joseph / Bergmann, Renate L. / Bernardes, J.F. / Bevilacqua, G. / Blickstein, Isaac / Cabero Roura, Luis / Carbonell-Estrany, Xavier / Carrera, Jose M. / D`Addario, Vincenzo / D'Alton, MD, Mary E. / Dimitrou, G. / Grunebaum, Amos / Hentschel, Roland / Köpcke, W. / Kawabata, Ichiro / Keirse, Marc J.N.C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Lee, Ben H. / Levene, Malcolm / Lockwood, Charles J. / Marsal, Karel / Makatsariya, Alexander / Nishida, Hiroshi / Ogata, Edward / Papp, Zoltán / Pejaver, Ranjan Kumar / Pooh, Ritsuko K. / Romero, Roberto / Saugstad, Ola D. / Schenker, Joseph G. / Sen, Cihat / Seri, Istvan / Vetter, Klaus / Winn, Hung N. / Young, Bruce K. / Zimmermann, Roland
9 Issues per year
IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2015: 1.798
Rank 46 out of 120 in category Pediatrics in the 2015 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Science Edition
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.731
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.687
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 1.483
Preterm infants may be susceptible to chronic lung disease and retinopathy of prematurity because of deficient antioxidant mechanisms including deficiency of vitamin E. The aim of this study was to evaluate the status of the antioxidant vitamin E among preterm and term livebirths. Umbilical cord blood samples collected from 40 preterm and 180 term babies were analyzed for vitamin E levels using high performance liquid chromatography. Linear regression analysis was used to examine the relationship of vitamin E with gestational age, birth weight and appropriateness of weight for gestational age. The median vitamin E level of preterm babies (2.61 mg/L) was not significantly different from that of term babies (2.77 mg/L), p 5 0.2. Linear regression analysis demonstrated a weak but statistically significant correlation between cord blood vitamin E levels and gestational age (r = 0.14, p = 0.046). Vitamin E levels did not correlate with birth weight or weight for gestational age. Preterm babies had a higher incidence of vitamin E deficiency compared to term babies (38% v 19%, p = 0.02). Our findings lead us to conclude that vitamin E accumulates in the fetus throughout the third trimester so that preterm infants are likely to have vitamin E deficiency.
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