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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 459168, 7 pages
Aorta Structural Alterations in Term Neonates: The Role of Birth and Maternal Characteristics
1Cardiovascular Disease Section, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Piazza G. Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
2Dipartimento di Medicina Traslazionale-Laboratorio Igiene ed Medicina Ambientale, University of Piemonte Orientale A. Avogadro, Via Duomo 6, 13100 Vercelli, Italy
3Department of Cardiovascular Disease Rehabilitation, U.S.L.2, Via Guerra 21, 06127 Perugia, Italy
4Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Section, Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, University of Bari, Piazza G. Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
Received 5 April 2013; Revised 28 June 2013; Accepted 8 July 2013
Academic Editor: Egle Bytautiene
Copyright © 2013 Marco Matteo Ciccone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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