Prevention of Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Newborn Infants: A Position Paper by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition

  title={Prevention of Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in Newborn Infants: A Position Paper by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition},
  author={W. Mihatsch and C. Braegger and J. Bronsk{\'y} and C. Campoy and M. Domell{\"o}f and M. Fewtrell and N. F. Mis and I. Hojsak and J. Hulst and F. Indrio and A. Lapillonne and Christian M⊘lgaard and N. Embleton and J. V. van Goudoever},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition},
  • W. Mihatsch, C. Braegger, +11 authors J. V. van Goudoever
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • ABSTRACT Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) due to physiologically low vitamin K plasma concentrations is a serious risk for newborn and young infants and can be largely prevented by adequate vitamin K supplementation. The aim of this position paper is to define the condition, describe the prevalence, discuss current prophylaxis practices and outcomes, and to provide recommendations for the prevention of VKDB in healthy term newborns and infants. All newborn infants should receive vitamin K… CONTINUE READING
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