Lipid peroxides and asphyxiated babies

Lipid peroxides (LPOs) are released when free radicals react with unsaturated fatty acids in cell membranes during hypoxic ischaemic insult in babies. In this study N. Ramy led a team of researchers comparing LPO concentrations in the serum of babies who had and had not suffered from asphyxia. 90 babies took part in the trial which found that serum LPO was significantly greater in the babies who had suffered from asphyxia. The researchers are now trying to find out whether the increased LPOs are a result of hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury or one of its causes.

You can read the abstract of this article here.


About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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