Vitamin K prophylaxis for preterm infants

Clarke, Paul (2010) Vitamin K prophylaxis for preterm infants. Early Human Development, 86 (SUPPL. 1). pp. 17-20. ISSN 0378-3782

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pediatrics, perinatology, and child health,obstetrics and gynaecology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2735
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 23:58
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 23:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77307
DOI: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2010.01.013

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