Effects of Iron in Neonates and Young Infants: a Review

Pacifici, Gian Maria (2016) Effects of Iron in Neonates and Young Infants: a Review. International Journal of Pediatrics, 4 (7). pp. 2256-2271.

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Abstract

Iron is essential to erythrocyte oxygen transport and is a catalyst for oxidative metabolism in all cells. Iron is absorbed by the duodenum and requires an acidic environment for optimal absorption. Iron is found for 70 in erythrocytes, and 30 in storage, and a small amount in myoglobin and cytochromes. Iron supplementation reduces anemia in breastfed infants and increases in significant dose-dependent effects hemoglobin and ferritin levels, transferrin saturation, mean cell volume, and transferrin receptor levels. The prevalence of iron deficiency at 6 months of age is 36 in the placebo, 8.2 after 1 mg/kg per day, and 3.8 after 2 mg/kg per day iron (p

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 00:30
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 00:30
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5027

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