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Management of preterm infants with intrauterine growth restriction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16266791     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preterm intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is strongly associated with increased mortality and morbidity. In the management of these infants, complications of preterm birth can be amplified by the effect of suboptimal fetal growth. It is important that pregnancies with IUGR are detected before birth, so that delivery can be arranged in a high-risk maternity unit with the appropriate neonatal staff in attendance. The provision of full support for resuscitation and stabilisation of these infants is crucial to the short-term and long-term health of these infants, who have suffered chronic hypoxia and malnutrition in utero. The long term outcome studies of these infants are retrospective and they include SGA infants. The effects of prematurity affect the outcome of IUGR infants. IUGR is associated with cerebral palsy in those delivered more than 32 weeks gestation. Infants less than 32 weeks of gestation may have poor developmental outcome if the head growth is affected, these infants may have associated cognitive and behavioural problems. Children who fail to grow by 2-4 years are at risk of long term growth problems. This paper outlines the acute and long-term management of these infants.
S Fang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2005-11-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0378-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-29     Completed Date:  2006-02-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  889-900     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Unit, Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Growth Retardation / etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Practice Guidelines as Topic

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