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Does Smoking During Pregnancy Alter Brain Perfusion in the Neonate? A Doppler Study

  • Hashem Abdul-Khaliq
  • Hugo Segerer
  • Michael Obladen
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Abstract

Cerebral blood flow velocities (CBFVs) were significantly higher in 41 infants of smoking mothers compared to 59 control infants although gestational age, birth weight, and systolic blood pressure were lower in infants exposed to smoke prenatally. We speculate that increased CBFVs in these neonates are due to disturbed prostanoid synthesis.

Keywords

Blood Flow Velocity Maternal Smoking Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity Doppler Examination Control Infant 
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Abbreviations

CBFV

Cerebral blood flow velocity

BP

Arterial blood pressure

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hashem Abdul-Khaliq
  • Hugo Segerer
  • Michael Obladen

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