hrp0094p1-71 | Fetal Endocrinology and Multisystem Disorders A | ESPE2021

Morning salivary cortisol and stress response in term and preterm infants hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

Olszewska Marta , Kwinta Przemko ,

Background: Newborns admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are exposed to multiple painful and stressful procedures. It is postulated that high pain exposure in the first weeks of life can have a long-lasting impact on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Assessment of the salivary cortisol (SC) is a useful method for non-invasive monitoring of baseline activity and stress response of HPA axis.Objective: An...