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IP International Journal of Medical Paediatrics and Oncology

Comparison of total antioxidant capacity in term small for gestational age (SGA) and appropriate for gestational age (AGA) newborns

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Author Details: N.D. Vaswani, Seema Lekhwani, Jaivinder Yadav, Rajendra Dugesar, AparnaYadav

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-4702

Print ISSN : 2581-4699

Article First Page : 177

Article End Page : 179


Background: Total antioxidant capacity (TAC) is a measure of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many diseases of newborns. The objective of this study was to estimate total antioxidant capacity in term small for gestational age (SGA) newborns and compare it with term appropriate for gestational age (AGA) newborns. The study was done at a tertiary level teaching hospital.
Materials & Methods: 82 newborns (Term AGA 46 and Term SGA 36) were enrolled. Cord blood was taken and TAC of serum was determined by TAC assay kit (from Labor Diagnostika, Germany)
Result: There was no significant difference in the total antioxidant capacity of the term AGA and SGA groups. There was significant difference in the mean birth weight of the AGA and SGA groups. Also, the ponderal index was significantly different.
Conclusion: Weight for gestational age in term newborns do not significantly affect total antioxidant capacity.

Keyword: TAC, SGA, AGA