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Body proportionality in growth-retarded VLBW infants.
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PMID:  9085199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to investigate how intrauterine growth retardation affects body proportions in VLBW infants. The cohort consisted of 135 surviving and 80 deceased preterm infants weighing less than 1250 grams at birth. Gestational age varied between 24 and 36 weeks (mean age 29.7 and 27.5 weeks, respectively). Birth weight was more than 2 SD below the mean birth standard values in 32% of the surviving, and in 27% of the deceased infants. Reduction of weight, length and head circumference at birth was analysed using Z scores based on Swedish birth standards. Z scores of weight, length and head circumference were highly correlated in the surviving and the deceased infants (r = 0.78 to 0.94 and 0.65 to 0.97, respectively). Length was significantly more affected by growth retardation than weight. Weight and head circumference were proportionately reduced. Intrauterine growth retardation influences body proportions in VLBW infants differently than in larger preterm and term infants.
R H Largo; K von Siebenthal; K Etter; C Morales; H U Bucher; G Duc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-29     Completed Date:  1997-05-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Growth and Development Center, University Children's Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Body Constitution*
Body Height
Body Weight
Fetal Growth Retardation*
Head / anatomy & histology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*

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