Randomised clinical trial of parenteral selenium supplementation in preterm infants.

  title={Randomised clinical trial of parenteral selenium supplementation in preterm infants.},
  author={Lynne Allison Daniels and R. A. Gibson and Karen N. Simmer},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  volume={74 3},
AIM To determine whether selenium supplementation of parenteral nutrition with 3 micrograms/kg/day of selenious acid is safe and effective in improving the selenium status of preterm infants. METHODS Thirty eight preterm infants with mean (SEM) birthweight of 1171 (38) g and gestational age 29 (0.3) weeks were randomly allocated to a non-supplemented (PN-selenium, n = 19) or supplemented (PN+selenium, n = 19) group. The study began at 2.8 (0.2) (range 1-5) days of age. Term breastfed (n = 23… CONTINUE READING
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