Status of Pituitary-Thyroid Axis of Newborns and its Relationship with Anthropometry and Maternal Factors at Birth

Nayak, Chandrika D and Kamath, Madhava and Nayak, Dinesh M and Nagesha, KM (2012) Status of Pituitary-Thyroid Axis of Newborns and its Relationship with Anthropometry and Maternal Factors at Birth. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 3 (4). pp. 51-57.

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Abstract

Thyroid hormone is crucial for growth and hence the current study is designed to correlate the cord blood thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels with their anthropometry and maternal factors in 187 newborns. Statistical analysis was done by Mann Whitney-U test and Spearman correlation coefficient. TSH levels were significantly higher in males than in female newborns (P=0.018). Low birth weight newborns had significantly lower TSH than normal or high birth weight newborns (P=0.02). Ponderal Index exhibited a significant negative correlation (P=0.012) whereas head circumference did not correlate with TSH. Relationship between maternal factors like age, parity and MOD and newborns’ TSH levels were statistically not significant. This study creates a hope for using TSH as a tool for screening various metabolic changes in newborns with different anthropometry

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cord blood, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Anthropometry
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 04:30
Last Modified: 09 May 2013 04:30
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79954

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