Effect of oral water soluble vitamin K on PIVKA-II levels in newborns.

  title={Effect of oral water soluble vitamin K on PIVKA-II levels in newborns.},
  author={Raj Kumar Sharma and Neelam Marwaha and Praveen Kumar and A. P. S. Narang},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  volume={32 8},
Intramuscular administration of vitamin K for prophylaxis against hemorrhagic disease of the newborn has the disadvantage of increased cost, pain, anxiety to parents and risk of transmission of infection. Oral route is a better alternative. Oral absorption of vitamin K has been shown to be equally good using special oral preparations. However, this preparation is not available in India. A prospective study was carried out on 51 full term, healthy breastfed newborns to evaluate if the injectable… CONTINUE READING


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