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Postnatal growth in infants born before 30 weeks' gestation.
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PMID:  3729523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The postnatal weight pattern up to 14 weeks after birth was determined in 184 singleton survivors born at 23 to 29 weeks' gestation in whom routine parenteral nutrition was used before milk feeding was established. A mean postnatal weight loss of 14% of birth weight occurred at a mean of 6 days. The more immature infants had significantly higher postnatal weight loss and longer time to regain birth weight despite a higher volume intake in the first week. From the fourth postnatal week all gestational subgroups had a mean weight gain at above intrauterine growth rate. As a result of the initial period of weight loss, however, the mean body weight remained below the 10th percentile of the intrauterine growth curve. The early growth rate in infants small for gestational age was higher than those who were appropriate weight for gestation, although the mean body weight of the former group remained significantly lower at 2 years.
A Gill; V Y Yu; B Bajuk; J Astbury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1986 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-08-13     Completed Date:  1986-08-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Body Weight
Gestational Age
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*

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