Vitamin E supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants.

@article{Brion2003VitaminES,
  title={Vitamin E supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants.},
  author={Luc P. Brion and Edward Bell and Talkad S Raghuveer},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={
          CD003665
        }
}
BACKGROUND Treating very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with pharmacologic doses of vitamin E as an antioxidant agent has been proposed for preventing or limiting retinopathy of prematurity, intracranial hemorrhage, hemolytic anemia, and chronic lung disease. However, excessive doses of vitamin E may result in side effects. OBJECTIVES The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effects of vitamin E supplementation on morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. SEARCH STRATEGY We… CONTINUE READING

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