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Predictors for the quantity not sufficient sweat collection for ionic conductivity in newborns and young infants
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  • Renata Bedran,
  • Cristina Alvim,
  • Olívia Sader,
  • José Alves Júnior,
  • Fernando Pereira,
  • Daniela Nolasco,
  • Paulo Augusto Camargos
Renata Bedran
UFMG
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Cristina Alvim
UFMG
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Olívia Sader
UFMG
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José Alves Júnior
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Fernando Pereira
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Daniela Nolasco
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Paulo Augusto Camargos
UFMG
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Abstract

Background: Sweat conductivity (SC) is a semi-automated method widely used as a screening test for Cystic Fibrosis. Quantity not sufficient (QNS) is defined when collecting a volume lower than 15 μl of sweat during 30 minutes. Objective: To verify the rate and factors related to QNS for SC in newborns and young infants. Methods: Newborns and infants aged less than three months that had undergone sweat conductivity after two abnormal immunoreactive trypsinogen results, were recruited prospectively and consecutively. Statistical analysis included descriptive statistics, univariate and multivariate logistic regression. Results: A total of 1020 individuals were included. Among them, the rate of QNS was 8.9%. Subjects with gestational age <37 weeks (OR=5.0), birth weight <2.000g (OR=3.5), and daily weight gain <25g/day (OR=3.4) were more likely to produce an insufficient quantity of sweat. Conclusion: Our results suggest that QNS rates for SC could successfully fulfill the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation standards in newborns and young infants. In cases of QNS, SC should be scheduled as early as possible when the infant is older than 37 weeks (corrected age).

Peer review status:IN REVISION

20 Feb 2021Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
22 Feb 2021Assigned to Editor
22 Feb 2021Submission Checks Completed
23 Feb 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
29 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
30 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major