A new mixed micellar preparation for oral vitamin K prophylaxis: randomised controlled comparison with an intramuscular formulation in breast fed infants.

@article{Greer1998ANM,
  title={A new mixed micellar preparation for oral vitamin K prophylaxis: randomised controlled comparison with an intramuscular formulation in breast fed infants.},
  author={Frank R. Greer and Sandra P. Marshall and R R Severson and Dennis A. Smith and Martin J. Shearer and Daniel G Pace and Pieter Joubert},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1998},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={300-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare a new oral preparation of vitamin K1 (Konakion MM) containing lecithin and glycocholic acid with a standard intramuscular (IM) preparation during the first 8 weeks of life in exclusively breast fed infants. METHODS Infants were randomised at birth to the IM group (1 mg vitamin K) or the oral group (2 mg given at birth and repeated at 7 and 30 days of life). Prothrombin time (INR), plasma vitamin K1, and PIVKA II (undercarboxylated prothrombin) were monitored at 14, 30… CONTINUE READING
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