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Postnatal growth in infants born between 700 and 1,500 g.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8450378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our purpose was to examine postnatal growth in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (n = 54). A high frequency of intrauterine growth retardation was noted that was corrected by plotting birth weight against crown-heel length and not gestational age. No differences in postnatal growth were noted between infants whose size was appropriate for gestational age (n = 37) and those small for gestational age (n = 17). Overall, growth tended to exceed that previously published. Weight but not length or head gain was less in the smaller (< or = 1,000 g) when compared to the larger (> 1,000 g) VLBW infant. Poorer weight gain could not be related to more "illness" or less nutrient intake in the smaller infants.
R J Cooke; A Ford; S Werkman; C Conner; D Watson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0277-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-13     Completed Date:  1993-04-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211545     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, Memphis.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology
Birth Weight
Body Height
Body Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight / growth & development*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / growth & development*
Regression Analysis
Weight Gain

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