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Dubey GP

Department of Advanced Centre for Traditional and Genomic Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India


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    Maternal Iron Deficiency Anemia Affects Fetal Growth, Maturity and Level of Iron in India : A Cohort Study
    Author(s): Anubha Bajpai, Rekha Devi, Alka Rai, Rinki Kumari and Dubey GP*

    Background and objective: Iron Deficiency Anemia(IDA) in pregnant females might risk their infant's iron stores, leading to anemia later in their newborn life. Therefore, this present study aims to investigate the effect of maternal anemia on the Hemoglobin (Hb) and iron stores of newborns and whether maternal anemia and iron stores influence fetal development. Methods: This present cohort study enrolled 192 mothers and newborn couples in which 103 term infants were born to anemic mothers (Group-I), and 89 were born to nonanemic mothers (Group-II). Hb and Ferritin (Fe) levels in cord blood were measured in both groups of neonates at delivery and 14 weeks after birth using RIA and HPLC, respectively, and the data were analyzed using SPSS-17.0. Result: The results showed that the mean value of Hb and.. Read More»

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