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1. Biochemical investigations of bowel inflammation in gastroschisis.
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Neonates with gastroschisis have perivisceritis resulting from contact between the bowel and amniotic fluid. Here, we characterized the mediators involved in this inflammatory process in humans and ewes, to find a reliable marker of this process. We have diagnosed 41 cases of gastroschisis since 1995. Amniotic fluid sampled for karyotyping between 15 and 32 wk of gestation was also used to assay cytokines and inflammatory proteins. The findings were compared with those in 93 age-matched controls. Amniotic fluid cells were analyzed by means of cytology. Histologic examination of the bowel was ... Read More »
» Published in Pediatr Res. 2006 Nov;60(5):565-8. Epub 2006 Sep 20.
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