Serum-free carnitine levels in children with heart failure

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Ergur A., Tanzer F., Cetinkaya O.

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, cilt.45, sa.3, ss.168-169, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/tropej/45.3.168
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.168-169


The serum-free carnitine (SFC) levels of 91 children with heart failure (HF) and of a control group consisting of 30 healthy children were measured, Twenty-four of 91 children with HF were administered oral L-carnitine. The mean SFC level of children with NF (20.16+/-0.30nmol/l) was significantly lower than that of the control group (38.98 +/- 0.79 nmol/ml) (p < 0.01), Mean SPC levels of 24 patients, after L-carnitine administration, increased significantly (p < 0.01). Patients administered L-carnitine displayed a marked difference in time taken for clinical improvement compared with those not given oral L-carnitine,