Serum Folic Acid Levels in Preterm Infants (FALIPI)
Therefore preterm infants must need folic acid replacement than term babies.
Very Low Birth Weight Baby
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital|
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Extremely low birth weight
Extremely low birth weight under 1000 gram
Very low birth weight
Between 1000-1500 gram babies
Low birth weight
Between 1500-2500 gram
All babies need to different vitamin supplementation. Especially preterm infants need some vitamin supplements. Folic acid is very important structure of part of cell growing.ın theorically; preterm infants have very rapid cell reproduction capacity than term infants. Therefore preterm infants must need folic acid replacement than term babies. The investigators want to determine preterm infants folic acid levels due to gestational age whether needs folic acid replacement.