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Title: Iodine status in parturient mothers and cord TSH levels in the newborn in Singapore
Authors: CUI MIN
Keywords: iodine status, iodine deficiency, urinary iodine concentration, maternal TSH, neonatal cord TSH, parturient mothers
Issue Date: 5-May-2005
Source: CUI MIN (2005-05-05). Iodine status in parturient mothers and cord TSH levels in the newborn in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Recent studies from non-endemic localities have demonstrated iodine deficiency in pregnant mothers and a possible risk to the fetus. Singapore is considered to be non-endemic and this study was designed to establish if iodine deficiency is present in a sample of parturient Singaporeans. 207 paired parturient mothers and their newborn babies were recruited. 45 non-pregnant healthy women acted as a control group. Iodine status was determined by measuring the urinary iodine using Rapid Urinary Iodide Test kits (RUIT) from Merck Company and also by one of the classical methods based on Sandell-Kolthoff reaction (Method A). The median and mean values of maternal urinary iodine were obtained to estimate the iodine status in the parturient mothers. Maternal TSH and neonatal cord TSH were additionally measured. The cord TSH from neonates was taken to reflect the TSH status of the newborn. The findings support the view that iodine deficiency occurs in parturient Singaporean with a sufficient frequency for screening measures to be instituted for its detection in this pregnant population.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14640
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