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5741. Cord serum erythropoietin in 90 healthy newborn term infants: relationship to blood gases and iron status markers. (Abstract)

Cord serum erythropoietin in 90 healthy newborn term infants: relationship to blood gases and iron status markers. In this study, we examined the cord serum erythropoietin (EPO) level in newborn infants in relation to venous cord blood gases and iron status markers (cord serum ferritin, cord serum transferrin saturation). The subjects were 90 healthy newborn term infants with a normal birth and 90 healthy women with an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery. Within 14-18 weeks of gestation, 47 (...) prospective mothers, allocated at random, received tablets containing 66 mg ferrous iron daily, and 43 received a placebo. Serum EPO was measured in women prior to delivery. Serum EPO, serum ferritin and serum transferrin saturation were analyzed in cord blood from the newborn. Blood gases (PO2, PCO2 and standard HCO3, PH) were measured in venous cord blood and Apgar scores were recorded. The cord serum EPO level in the newborn was not significantly affected by the iron supplementation to the mothers

1996 International journal of hematology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

5742. Failure of twice-weekly iron supplementation to increase blood haemoglobin and serum ferritin concentrations: results of a randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Failure of twice-weekly iron supplementation to increase blood haemoglobin and serum ferritin concentrations: results of a randomized controlled trial. In order to increase the intestinal absorption of iron whilst simultaneously minimising the side-effects and thus increasing compliance, once- or twice-weekly, instead of daily, iron supplementation has been widely recommended. In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study in western Kenya, a tablet of ferrous dextran (containing 60 mg (...) elemental iron) or an identical-looking placebo tablet was provided twice-weekly for 12 months to each child or adult investigated. At baseline each subject had a moderately low blood concentration of haemoglobin (Hb). Initial Hb and serum ferritin (SF) concentrations were determined and each subject was tested for malarial and helminth infection and treated, if necessary, with the appropriate anthelminthic drug(s). Overall, 200 children (aged 4-15 years) and 129 adults (aged 16-63 years) completed

2006 Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology Controlled trial quality: predicted high

5743. A study of serum ferritin levels among male blood donors in Hospital Universiti sains Malaysia. (Abstract)

A study of serum ferritin levels among male blood donors in Hospital Universiti sains Malaysia. Iron deficiency is the commonest cause of anemia worldwide and healthy blood donors are estimated to lose about 236 mg of iron with each donation. The objective of this study was to determine the serum ferritin levels among first time and regular male blood donors, and also to correlate the serum ferritin levels with the number of donations and hemoglobin levels. Hemoglobin levels and serum ferritin (...) were measured in three groups of donors divided into first time donors; (n = 92), donors with 2-4 donations (n = 41), and regular donors (n = 78). The mean hemoglobins in the first time donors, second group and regular blood donor group were 14.95 +/- 1.08, 15.12 +/- 1.44 and 15.56 +/- 1.48, respectively. The serum ferritin level were found to be significantly lower among the regular donors (62.0 +/- 39.78 ng/ml) compared to first time donors (90.7 +/- 66.63) and second group donors (114.12

2006 Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

5744. Response in serum ferritin and haemoglobin to iron therapy in blood donors. (Abstract)

Response in serum ferritin and haemoglobin to iron therapy in blood donors. Seven hundred seventeen healthy male blood donors regularly donating four or more units a year were surveyed for haemoglobin and serum ferritin levels. One hundred fifty-one (21%) had a haemoglobin less than 13.5 g/dl and were therefore disqualified from further blood donation, having a mean serum ferritin of 28 micrograms/liter. Of the remaining 566 donors with haemoglobin levels equal to or greater than 13.5 g/dl (...) , the mean serum ferritin was 33 micrograms/liter, although in 299 (53%) the value was less than 28 micrograms/liter. To document response to iron therapy 46 donors with haemoglobin levels equal to or greater than 13.5 g/dl were stratified into those with the lowest iron stores (group 1; n = 23), defined as a serum ferritin less than 20 micrograms/liter, and controls (group 2; n = 23), with serum ferritin between 50 and 150 micrograms/liter. Within each stratum donors randomly received ferric polymaltose

1988 American journal of hematology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

5745. Serum total cholesterol and ferritin and blood haemoglobin concentrations in primary schoolchildren. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Serum total cholesterol and ferritin and blood haemoglobin concentrations in primary schoolchildren. Serum total cholesterol and ferritin and haemoglobin concentrations were measured in blood samples obtained by venepuncture in 378 of 593 children aged 5-6 or 8-9 years from seven primary schools in Canterbury. This study formed part of an investigation to assess the feasibility of including a venepuncture procedure for monitoring purposes in primary schoolchildren. Although only one child had (...) a very low haemoglobin concentration of 61 g/l, a large percentage, 25% in the rising 6 years and 7% in the rising 9 years, had concentrations between 100 and 115 g/l--that is, less than the reference fifth centile. Eight per cent had a serum ferritin concentration less than 8 micrograms/l. Cholesterol concentrations higher than 5.2 mmol/l were found in 20% of the 5-6 year olds and 23% of the 8-9 year olds, and in 19% of boys and 25% of girls. About 5% of children had cholesterol concentrations above

1994 Archives of Disease in Childhood

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