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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 768784, 6 pages
Microcirculatory Changes in Term Newborns with Suspected Infection: An Observational Prospective Study
1Division of Neonatology Perinatal Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, 80337 Munich, Germany
2Division of Neonatology, University Children’s Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, 80337 Munich, Germany
Received 21 October 2012; Revised 17 December 2012; Accepted 18 December 2012
Academic Editor: Mohan Pammi
Copyright © 2013 Irene Alba-Alejandre 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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