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Prevalence of iron deficiency at the first age of the infants hospitalized in neonatal period.
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PMID:  22609019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Iron deficiency (ID) is a global health problem. We aimed to determine the prevalence of ID at the first year of life in infants who were hospitalized in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and investigate the effects of various factors on iron status. One year follow-up data of 219 infants who were discharged from NICU was retrospectively evaluated. ID anemia and ID without anemia were detected in fifteen infants (6.8%) and five (2.3%) infants, respectively. We concluded that, due to prophylactic iron treatment and close follow-up, hospitalization in neonatal period did not have any adverse effect on iron status at first year of life.
N Altuntas; S Beken; F Kulali; E Kazanci; S Unal; O Turan; I M Hirfanoglu; E Onal; C Turkyilmaz; E Koc; Y Atalay; E Ergenekon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-0502     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101095653     Medline TA:  Transfus Apher Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Neonatology, Gazi University Medical Faculty, 06039 Ankara, Turkey.
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