Ireland lacks consensus on neonatal vitamin K prophylaxisBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7320.1068 (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1068
- Roy K Philip, consultant neonatologist (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Riswan Gul, registrar in neonatology,
- Margo Dunworth, sister, neonatal intensive care unit,
- Noreen Keane, sister, neonatal intensive care unit
- Regional Maternity Hospital, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
EDITOR—Ansell et al reported considerable variations in policies concerning the use of prophylactic vitamin K in the United Kingdom.1 With the published data supporting and not refuting the association of neonatal vitamin K with childhood malignancies, 2 3 the current practice of several policies is of serious concern. A lack of consensus was also shown in a national survey we conducted in the Republic of Ireland.
Relevant information was collected by using a questionnaire from all the 23 maternity units, and …