PLASMA FLUORIDE LEVELS IN PRETERM BABIES


SATAR M. , SAVAS N., ALTINBASAK S., BOZTEPE H.

FLUORIDE, vol.26, no.2, pp.111-114, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Title of Journal : FLUORIDE
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-114

Abstract

Plasma fluoride levels were determined in 25 term and 32 preterm babies. Venous blood samples were obtained within the first 48 hours of life and analyzed by the fluoride-ion selective electrode. Mean plasma fluoride levels in the term babies were significantly higher than in the preterm babies (92.47 +/- 8.40 mg/L vs 57.74 +/- 6.94 mg/L, p < 0.001). Plasma fluoride levels showed no correlation with gestational age and birth weight, respectively (r = 0.33, p > 0.05; r = 0.30, p > 005).