hrp0084p3-1085 | Perinatal | ESPE2015

Circadian Variation in Cortisol Concentration in Mother’s Milk

van der Voorn Bibian , Heijboer Annemieke , de Waard Marita , Verheijen Hester , Rotteveel Joost , Finken Martijn

Background: In mammals, maternal glucocorticoids are transmitted through breast milk, particularly under stressful circumstances. In humans, it is unclear whether milk cortisol levels are dependent on stressful perinatal circumstances, such as preterm birth.Objective and hypotheses: Our aim was to compare cortisol concentrations in breast milk of mothers of very preterm infants (GA <32 weeks) to breast milk cortisol concentrations of mothers of full-...

hrp0086p1-p26 | Adrenal P1 | ESPE2016

Sex-Specific Differences in Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Activity in Newborns with Very Low Birth Weight

van der Voorn Bibian , de Waard Marita , Rotteveel Joost , Hartmann Michaela , van Goudoever Johannes , Lafeber Harrie , Wudy Stefan , Finken Martijn

Background: Male preterm infants are at increased risk of neonatal mortality when compared to their female counterparts. The mechanisms explaining this male disadvantage are not fully elucidated yet.Objective and hypotheses: To compare glucocorticoid metabolite excretion in urine obtained at day 10 between male and female infants born with a very low birth weight (VLBW; i.e. <1500 g). We hypothesized that male preterm infants have impaired adrenocort...