Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and Morbidities of Prematurity: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Necrotizing Enterocolitis

DoRUM B. A., Koksal N., ÖZKAN H., Cakir S. C., Yilmaz C., ÖZGÜR T., ...More

GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS, vol.17, no.2, pp.189-199, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier


INTRODUCTION: Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is important for fetal and postnatal development. After premature births, serum IGF-1 concentrations rapidly decrease and can stay at much lower levels than during the intrauterine period. In this study, we aimed to ascertain whether IGF-1 is associated with morbidities of prematurity such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), and is a useful predictor of these diseases.