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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 768784, 6 pages
Clinical Study

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.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary Movie 1: Scan from a term newborn with moderate infection: heterogeneity dominates the image: no flow, sluggish flow, intermittent flow and continuous flow vessels are seen. Clinical information: Leucocytes = 28.8 G/l, Hematocrit = 50%, CRP = 0.72 mg/dl (next day increased up to 2.89 mg/dl). Recapillarisation time 3 seconds.

Supplementary Movie 2: Scan of a healthy term newborn showing a homogeneous continuous flow. Throughout the whole image a normal flow can be seen.

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