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Growth achievement in low-birth-weight premature infants: relationship to neurobehavioral outcome at one year.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6864373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previously published studies present conflicting conclusions about the growth of small, premature infants. To provide further data on these infants, a well-defined group of 86 premature infants appropriate for gestational age, weighing less than 1501 gm at birth, was observed until 12 months after their expected dates of delivery. Length, weight, and head circumference were measured at one, three, six, nine, and 12 months postterm. At 12 months postterm, infants were evaluated by neurologic examination and the Bayley Scales of Infant Development. Premature infants with mean Bayley scores greater than or equal to 85 were found to be significantly larger than infants with mean Bayley scores less than 85 by three months postterm. Birthweight, gestational age, duration of hospitalization in the neonatal intensive care unit, pneumonia, hypoglycemia, perinatal neurologic impairment, acidosis, and hypoxemia were found to be associated with reduced growth at one year. Conflicting results in previous studies may be a result of failure to separate infants with good neurobehavioral outcome from those with poor outcome.
G Ross; A N Krauss; P A Auld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-17     Completed Date:  1983-08-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Height
Body Weight
Child Behavior*
Infant, Low Birth Weight / psychology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / psychology*
Intelligence Tests
Neurologic Examination

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