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February 1937

THE LIPIDS OF THE BLOOD PLASMA IN THE NEONATAL PERIOD

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the New York Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics, Cornell University Medical College.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(2):445-454. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140090018002
Abstract

A review of the literature reveals no complete study of the blood lipids of new-born babies. Isolated analyses for individual lipids, usually cholesterol or lipid phosphorus or occasionally both, during the neonatal period have been reported frequently and the results compared with values for older children, normal adults and pregnant women. The methods employed in these isolated measurements have been criticized by several authors, most recently by Boyd,1 Kirk, Page and Van Slyke2 and Sperry.3 This study was undertaken to establish a range of values for the total lipids and for each of the lipid components of the blood plasma of normal infants during the neonatal period, using methods which obviated most of the criticisms of the older procedures.

SUBJECTS  The twenty-five normal full term infants used in this study were born in the lying-in pavilion of the New York Hospital of mothers who had had uncomplicated

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