Vitamin K prophylaxis for preterm infants

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalEarly Human Development
Volume86
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

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