Oral zinc supplementation for reducing mortality in probable neonatal sepsis: a double blind randomized placebo controlled trial.

@article{Mehta2013OralZS,
  title={Oral zinc supplementation for reducing mortality in probable neonatal sepsis: a double blind randomized placebo controlled trial.},
  author={Kisundeo Mehta and Nisha Keshary Bhatta and Shankar Majhi and Manohar Kant Shrivastava and Rupa Rajbhandari Singh},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={390-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the role of Zinc in the treatment of neonatal sepsis. DESIGN Double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial. SETTING Tertiary Care Hospital. PARTICIPANTS 614 neonates with probable neonatal sepsis. INTERVENTION The drug group (n=307) received 1mg/kg/day of elemental zinc, and placebo group (n=307) received the placebo, in addition to antibiotic therapy and supportive care, till the final outcome (discharge/death). OUTCOME MEASURES Decrease in mortality rates… CONTINUE READING

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