vitamin A supplements in neonates

Andrew Prentice in the BMJ 20th March 2010 comments on a linked randomised controlled trial, where Benn and colleagues ( BMJ 20th March 2010 ) assess the effect of giving high dose vitamin A supplements to low birth weight neonates in Guinea-Bissau. They found no effect on infant mortality, although boys tended to benefit but…

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neonatal vitamin A supplementation

Vitamin A supplementation in children aged 1-4 is an important intervention for improving health and mortality rates in developing countries. Improvements of 20-30% have been observed. Gogia and Sachdev have looked at the value of supplementation in reports on babies aged less than 1 month. There was no benefit from such interventionGogia and Sachdev 2009…

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