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Vitamin K prophylaxis for preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20106609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vitamin K is the most common 'drug' administered to babies born in the western world. For many decades vitamin K prophylaxis has been a routine treatment at birth for preterm infants. Despite universal use in preterm infants, very little work has been done to date to refine vitamin K dosage in this population or to assess vitamin K status after prophylaxis. Current regimens of prophylaxis used for preterm infants vary widely in terms of dose, route of administration, and formulation used.
Paul Clarke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-01-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  86 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-17     Completed Date:  2010-12-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Chemoprevention / methods
Infant Formula / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / physiology
Infant, Premature, Diseases / drug therapy,  prevention & control*
Nutrition Policy
Premature Birth / drug therapy
Vitamin K / therapeutic use*
Vitamin K Deficiency / drug therapy,  prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
12001-79-5/Vitamin K

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