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Enteral lactoferrin supplementation for very preterm infants: a randomised placebo-controlled trial

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Background

Infections acquired in hospital are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in very preterm infants. Several small trials have suggested that supplementing the enteral diet of very preterm infants with lactoferrin, an antimicrobial protein processed from cow’s milk, prevents infections and associated complications.

Methods

In this randomised, placebo-controlled trial, very preterm infants (born before 32 weeks’ gestation) in 37 UK hospitals were a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32221-9

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Griffiths, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Dept of Population Health
Subgroup:
NPEU
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Dept of Population Health
Subgroup:
NPEU
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Dept of Population Health
Subgroup:
NPEU
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Journal website
Volume:
393
Issue:
10170
Pages:
423-433
Publication date:
2019-01-08
Acceptance date:
2018-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Pubs id:
pubs:938965
URN:
uri:3cf9284f-9061-40d2-837a-1e1d7cef8c3d
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