Preterm infants often have renal disease – scientists

Children born prematurely have an additional risk of developing diseases of the urinary system. This is indicated by the results of the scientific work done by researchers from the University of Alabama. Statistics show that in preterm infants renal failure develops more often than children born at term.

This disease increases the length of stay in hospital, and greatly increases the risk of premature death of the baby. In total, the study involved more than a hundred of premature babies. The scientists took their urine samples and conducted a study of the percentage of 14 proteins. The results reports Zee News.

The urine in healthy and sick children was different. In the first days of illness is 2-4 times increased levels of cystatin C, NGAL protein, alpha glutathione S-transferase and clusterin.

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