• Published 2015

Vitamin A Supplementation in Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Neonates

@inproceedings{Das2015VitaminAS,
  title={Vitamin A Supplementation in Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Neonates},
  author={Rashmi Ranjan Das},
  year={2015}
}
Vitamin A is involved in regulation of fetal lung growth. It protects the preterm lung from oxidative damage. It maintains the integrity of respiratory tract epithelium and helps in differentiation of epithelial cells. In addition, it is necessary for the formation of photosensitive visual pigment in the retina. Preterm neonates, especially very low birth weight (VLBW) have lower concentrations of plasma retinol binding protein (RBP) and plasma vitamin A concentrations than term infants. The… CONTINUE READING

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