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Research Article

Decreased Free Water Clearance Is Associated with Worse Respiratory Outcomes in Premature Infants

  • Tuomo Vuohelainen mail,

    tuomo.vuohelainen@fimnet.fi

    Affiliations: Paediatric Research Centre, University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, Department of Paediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Riitta Ojala,

    Affiliations: Paediatric Research Centre, University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, Department of Paediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Anita Virtanen,

    Affiliation: Paediatric Research Centre, University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

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  • Päivi Korhonen,

    Affiliations: Paediatric Research Centre, University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, Department of Paediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Tiina Luukkaala,

    Affiliation: Science Center, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere, Finland

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  • Päivi Holm,

    Affiliation: Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Outi Tammela

    Affiliations: Paediatric Research Centre, University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, Department of Paediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Published: February 10, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016995

About the Authors

Tuomo Vuohelainen, Riitta Ojala, Anita Virtanen, Päivi Korhonen, Outi Tammela
Paediatric Research Centre, University of Tampere and Tampere University Hospital, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Tuomo Vuohelainen, Riitta Ojala, Päivi Korhonen, Outi Tammela
Department of Paediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
Tiina Luukkaala
Science Center, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere, Finland
Päivi Holm
Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

Corresponding Author

Email: tuomo.vuohelainen@fimnet.fi

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TV RO AV PK TL OT. Performed the experiments: TV RO AV PK PH OT. Analyzed the data: TV RO AV TL PK OT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RO AV PK PH OT. Wrote the paper: TV RO KP TL PH OT.