Article Text

PDF

Response of neonatal hypocalcaemia to 1 alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3.
  1. Y Barak,
  2. B Milbauer,
  3. Y Weisman,
  4. S Edelstein,
  5. Z Spirer

    Abstract

    Administration of 1 alpha-OH-D3 to hypocalcaemic neonates (mean +/- SD, serum calcium 1.50 +/- 0.13 mmol/l) significantly increased serum calcium in all 24 infants within 48 hours after starting therapy (mean +/- SD 1.83 +/- 0.23 mmol/1). The time required to correct hypocalcaemia was significantly shorter (2.04 +/- 0.56 days) in infants treated with 1 alpha-OH-D3, than in 24 infants treated with calcium gluconate infusions (4.12 +/- 1.0 days). Treatment with 1 alpha-OH-D3 was effective, easy to maintain, and produced no side effects.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.