Renal Function in Infants with Asphyxia and Respiratory Distress Syndrome

  • A. Aperia
  • U. Broberger
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 6)


Several reports suggest that both glomerular and tubular function are impaired in asphyxiated infants with the respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Some of them show conflicting results, especially with regard to the effect of RDS on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The potential disturbances of glomerular and tubular function that may occur in asphyxiated infants are therefore described separately. The factors that may be responsible for renal function impairment in asphyxia and RDS will then be discussed.


Glomerular Filtration Rate Sodium Excretion Tubular Function Renal Vascular Resistance Normal Glomerular Filtration Rate 
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