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Andrew McNinch
At the start of the 20th century the mechanisms of haemostasis were virtually unknown. Townsend had coined the term 'Haemorrhagic disease of the newborn' in 1894 but it was not until the discovery of vitamin K ('Koagulation vitamin') by Dam and others in the 1930s that the condition became understood, allowing treatment and prophylaxis. Methods of prophylaxis (preparations used, doses and routes of administration), still widely debated, have varied with time and from one country to another. The formation of the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit in the 1980s has allowed a series of prospective population studies of Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland which, together with contemporaneous surveys of practices of vitamin K prophylaxis, have greatly improved our understanding of the condition and informed practices of prophylaxis...
July 2010: Early Human Development
J Evan Sadler
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February 5, 2004: Nature
J Lukásová
The effect of curd production on the survival of staphylococci has been studied. At the begining of the manufacture process favourable conditions exist for the development of staphylococci. Their number decreases with the increasing acidity and in the final product they occur only sporadically or quite disappeare, especially when the curd is stored at cooling chamber temperatures. The lactose-positive staphylococci take part in the splitting of milk lactose and the production of milk acid as well. Their participation in this process is statistically significant...
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