Levels and effectiveness of oral retinol supplementation in VLBW preterm infants

Francesca Garofoli, Iolanda Mazzucchelli, Lidia Decembrino, Antonella Bartoli, Micol Angelini, Monica Broglia, Carmine Tinelli, Giuseppe Banderali, Mauro Stronati

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Abstract

Retinol palmitate oral administration is convenient, but it is difficult to assess/monitor its nutritional status in preterm infants and literature is controversial about the administration route and the effectiveness of vitamin A supplementation. We primarily evaluated retinol plasma levels to assess the vitamin A nutritional status in preterm infants (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2058738418820484-2058738418820484
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Volume32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • oral administration
  • plasma concentration
  • preterm newborn
  • vitamin A
  • Administration, Oral
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight/*blood
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature/*blood
  • Male
  • Nutritional Status/physiology
  • Vitamin A/*blood

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