The role of cord blood IGF-I levels in preterm osteopenia

Atabek M., Pirgon O., Yorulmaz A., Kurtoglu S.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.19, no.3, pp.253-257, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Osteopenia is a frequent condition in preterm infants. This prospective study was designed to assess the relationship between cord blood insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) levels and bone mineralization in healthy premature infants.