Nasal potential difference increases with gestation in moderately preterm neonates on the first postnatal day

E. Gaillard, NJ Shaw, H. Wallace, N. Subhedar, K. Southern

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    Abstract

    At birth the mammalian airway switches from liquid secretion to absorption, an important mechanism in lung liquid clearance. Airway ion transport was examined on the first postnatal day in 38 moderately preterm infants (29–36 weeks gestation). The absorptive airway ion transport capacity was well developed regardless of respiratory condition and there was little capacity for Cl− secretion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)F172-F173
    JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
    Volume90
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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