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Routine vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of blindness due to measles infection in children

  1. Segun Bello1,*,
  2. Martin M Meremikwu2,
  3. Regina I Ejemot-Nwadiaro3,
  4. Olabisi Oduwole4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 16 JAN 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 27 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007719.pub3


How to Cite

Bello S, Meremikwu MM, Ejemot-Nwadiaro RI, Oduwole O. Routine vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of blindness due to measles infection in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007719. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007719.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Righospitalet, The Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. 2

    University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

  3. 3

    University of Calabar, Department of Public Health, College of Medical Sciences, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

  4. 4

    University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (ITDR/P), Institute of Tropical Diseases Research and Prevention, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

*Segun Bello, The Nordic Cochrane Centre, Righospitalet, Bledgamsvej 9, 7811, Copenhagen, 2100, Denmark. drsegunbello@yahoo.com. sb@cochrane.dk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions), comment added to review
  2. Published Online: 16 JAN 2014

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Methodological quality graph: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Methodological quality summary: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Vitamin A versus placebo, Outcome 1 Serum retinol 2 weeks post-intervention.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Vitamin A versus placebo, Outcome 2 Serum retinol 1 week post-intervention.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Vitamin A versus placebo, Outcome 3 Serum retinol 6 weeks post-intervention.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Vitamin A versus placebo, Outcome 4 Serum retinol mean change day 8 (1 week post-intervention).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Vitamin A versus placebo, Outcome 5 Weight gain 6 weeks post-intervention.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Vitamin A versus placebo, Outcome 6 Weight gain 6 months post-intervention.