Lipid levels in very low birthweight preterm infants

T. Decsi, D. Molnar, L. Klujber

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Free fatty acid (FFA), triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (T-C), VLDL + LDL-C, HDL-C and its subfractions were determined in 18 very low birthweight (birthweight: 1064 ± 179 g; gestational age: 28.7 ± 1.6 weeks, mean ± SD) preterm infants on postnatal days 1, 14, 28, 42 and 56 (data are given in mmol/l). FFA levels remained low throughout the study (day 1: 0.13 ± 0.09 ... day 28: 0.15 ± 0.06 ... day 56: 0.16 ± 0.06). TG levels increased significantly from day 1 to 14 and from day 14 to 28 (day 1: 0.61 ± 0.26, day 14: 1.14 ± 0.28, day 28: 1.70 ± 0.89), thereafter they remained unchanged. T-C levels increased significantly from day 1 (2.29 ± 0.83) to day 14 (3.05 ± 0.71), continued to increase up to day 28 (3.34 ± 1.58), subsequently decreasing to the level of day 1 (day 56: 2.63 ± 0.87). More marked alterations were seen in VLDL + LDL-C (day 1: 1.51 ± 0.70, day 28: 2.32 ± 1.34, day 56: 1.76 ± 0.74), whereas in HDL-C it was HDL2-C that changed significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalActa Paediatrica Scandinavica
Volume79
Issue number6-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990

Keywords

  • lipid levels
  • preterm infants
  • very low birthweight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Lipid levels in very low birthweight preterm infants'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this