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Fig. 1 | Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology

Fig. 1

From: Neuroprotective potential of erythropoietin in neonates; design of a randomized trial

Fig. 1

Epo pharmacokinetics in neonatal rats compared to extremely low birth weight infants (ELBW). Epo concentration in mU/mL is shown on the Y axis, and time in hours on the X axis. Serum concentration in neonatal rats is shown following subcutaneous injection (s.c.) or intraperitoneal injection (i.p.) of 5000 U/kg/dose of Epo. This is compared to dosing in human ELBW infants with 500 U/kg/dose or 1000 U/kg/dose by intravenous injection (i.v.). The area under the curve (AUC) of 1000 U/kg/dose most closely approximates the neuroprotective concentrations noted in rats treated with 5000 U/kg/dose

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