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Small-for-gestational-age (SGA) definitions and associated risks.
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PMID:  1428633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Samples and methods vary in constructing birthweight charts. Introduction of ultrasound dating affects the distribution of gestation, increases the proportion of preterm births, and reduces postterm and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) births. The need for standardized charts is emphasized. Preferably such charts ought to be sex- and parity-specific, also taking into account the mother's previous pregnancy outcome in terms of birthweight. The risks associated with being born SGA involve various morbidity as well as short- and long-term survival.
L S Bakketeig; P Magnus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of technology assessment in health care     Volume:  8 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0266-4623     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Technol Assess Health Care     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-23     Completed Date:  1992-12-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508113     Medline TA:  Int J Technol Assess Health Care     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute of Public Health, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Growth Retardation / etiology*,  mortality,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age*
Risk Factors
Survival Analysis
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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