Cytokine 2021 Jun 13:155616. Epub 2021 Jun 13.
Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (No. 123, Dapi Rd., Niaosong Dist., Kaohsiung City 833, Taiwan, ROC; School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Linkou, Taiwan (No. 259, Wunhua 1st Rd., Guishan Dist., Taoyuan City 333, Taiwan, ROC.
Background: To find a less invasive method of cytokine detection for premature neonates, we conducted this cohort study to investigate the salivary cytokines and to analyze their correlations with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
Methods: Premature neonates younger than 34 weeks of gestational age without maternal or neonatal infection were recruited. Salivary samples were collected on their first (D1) and seventh (D7) days of life. Read More