Vitamin K to neonates. Peroral versus intramuscular administration.


In a randomized study of 300 infants, the effect of 1 mg of peroral vitamin K given at birth was compared to the same dose given as an intramuscular injection. The combined activity of coagulation factor II + VII + X taken after 48 and before 72 hours after delivery served as the primary endpoint. Prothrombin (antigen) and PIVKA II (acarboxyprothrombin… (More)


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@article{Jrgensen1991VitaminKT, title={Vitamin K to neonates. Peroral versus intramuscular administration.}, author={Flemming J\orgensen and Peter Felding and Siri Vinther and G. E. Andersen}, journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica}, year={1991}, volume={80 3}, pages={304-7} }