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Screening term LGA neonates for hypoglycemia: the Colorado vs. the Portland Intrauterine Growth Chart.
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PMID:  3507542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It was postulated that identification of term (LGA) large for gestational age newborns by the Portland Intrauterine Growth Curve rather than the Colorado Curve would classify a lesser number of neonates as LGA, but would identify the LGA neonates at risk for hypoglycemia. One hundred inborn neonates who plotted LGA on the Colorado Chart were reviewed. Sixty-one infants were LGA on the Portland Chart. Of the 100 infants, 17 were found to have dextrostix less than 45 mg% in the first two hours of life, 15 of these had quantitative blood glucose (BG) test performed. Eleven of the 15 neonates had a BG less than 40 mg%; all 11 hypoglycemic neonates were identified LGA on the Colorado Graph whereas only seven were identified LGA by the Portland Graph. The authors conclude that the Colorado Graph is a better tool in their population than the Portland in identifying term LGA neonates at risk for hypoglycemia.
G H Katzman; M Satish
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-02     Completed Date:  1989-05-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Sinai Hospital of Detroit, MI 48235-2899.
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MeSH Terms
Embryonic and Fetal Development*
Fetal Macrosomia / diagnosis*
Hypoglycemia / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn / blood
Risk Factors

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