Journal article

Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children

Anthony A Zehetner, Nigel Orr, Adam Buckmaster, Katrina Williams, Danielle M Wheeler

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Breath-holding attacks are common during childhood. Iron supplementation has been claimed to reduce the frequency or severity, or both, of breath-holding attacks in children. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of iron supplementation on the frequency and severity of breath-holding attacks in children. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library), MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and the metaRegister of Controlled Trials (up to April 2009). We scanned references of included trials. Pharmaceutical companies manufacturing oral iron supplements and some trial authors were contacted for any unpublished data or trials. ..

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