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Growth centiles for Omani premature infants born at 26 weeks of gestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15448777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The present growth chart used in the Sultanate of Oman does not contain centile measurements for infants born at 26-weeks of gestation. With the increased survival of these premature infants, there is a growing need to develop such a chart. The present study was conducted with the aim to look at the anthropometric measurements (weight, length and head circumference) of Omani premature infants born at 26-weeks of gestation and to develop centile charts for these measurements. METHODS: The study was conducted at the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) of the Royal Hospital, one of the major perinatal institutions in Muscat, Oman. A computerized database is maintained for all the admissions from 1996. We extracted the required anthropometric data for all 26-week gestation premature Omani infants admitted to SCBU from January 1996 to November 2003. A total of 49 babies were admitted during that period. Out of these, 43 had complete information on the growth parameters, including birth weight, length and head circumference. These parameters were noted down and by using the statistical package, an analysis was performed to get the normal distribution curve. By using the Microsoft Excel program, graphs were generated for all the 3 growth parameters. RESULTS: The mean birth weight for the premature infants born at 26-week gestation was noted to be 908 +/- 156 grams, with length and head circumference of 33.5 +/- 2.5 and 24.5 +/- 1.7 centimeters. The normal distribution curve was obtained with minimal skewing. CONCLUSION: We were able to generate centile charts of the anthropometric measurements for Omani infants born at 26-weeks of gestation. The next step is to collect the national data from other institutions in Oman and then incorporate it into the present growth chart to make the charts more valid, reliable and applicable.
Authors:
Shabih Manzar; Arun K Nair; Mangalore G Pai; Saleh M Al-Khusaiby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-27     Completed Date:  2004-12-17     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1250-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Special Care Baby Unit, Department of Child Health, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. shabihman@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anthropometry
Birth Weight
Child Development / physiology*
Cohort Studies
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Growth / physiology*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Male
Oman
Pregnancy
Risk Assessment
Sampling Studies

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