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Iron therapy for preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19161863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preterm infants are at risk for both iron deficiency and iron overload. The role of iron in multiple organ functions suggests that iron supplementation is essential for the preterm infant. Conversely, the potential for iron overload and the poorly developed antioxidant measures in the preterm infant argue against indiscriminate iron supplementation in this population. This article reviews the predisposing factors and consequences of iron deficiency and iron overload in the preterm infant, discusses the current recommendation for iron supplementation and its appropriateness, and describes potential management strategies that strike a balance between iron deficiency and iron toxicity.
Raghavendra Rao; Michael K Georgieff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-23     Completed Date:  2009-04-13     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 39, 420 Delaware Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / therapy*
Hematinics / therapeutic use*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Iron / therapeutic use*
Iron Overload / complications
Grant Support
HD 29421-14/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD029421-14/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hematinics; 7439-89-6/Iron

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