A comparison of oral and intravenous iron supplementation in preterm infants receiving recombinant erythropoietin.

@article{Meyer1996ACO,
  title={A comparison of oral and intravenous iron supplementation in preterm infants receiving recombinant erythropoietin.},
  author={Michael P Meyer and Charles Haworth and J{\"o}rg Heinrich Meyer and A Commerford},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={258-63}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether intravenously administered iron supplements would improve the hematologic response to recombinant erythropoietin in stable preterm infants. METHODS Forty-two preterm infants (<33 weeks' gestation, birth weight < 1500 gm, hematocrit <38%) were treated with recombinant human erythropoietin (Eprex), 600 U/kg per week, and randomly assigned to receive either an oral preparation of ferrous lactate (elemental iron, 12 mg/kg per day) or an intravenous preparation of… CONTINUE READING
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