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Total body water in small- and appropriate- for gestational age newborns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18598127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To ascertain total body water in small for gestational age (SGA) and appropriate for gestational age (AGA) newborns. METHODS: SGA and AGA babies were matched by gestational age and studied from birth to term age. Criteria for exclusions were genetic syndromes, malformations, and congenital infections. Bioelectrical impedance was performed at two days of life (term infants), or at seven days of life and term age (preterm infants). Weight and length were measured by trained interviewers, and Z-score, weight/length ratio and Rohrer ponderal index was calculated. RESULTS: Of the 54 infants evaluated, 28 were SGA (17 preterm) and 26 were AGA (15 preterm). Total body water was greater in SGA preterm babies at seven days of age (P=0.058) and at term age (P<0.0001). Weight/length ratio and Rohrer ponderal index increased towards term. Weight Z-score and anthropometric measures at term were significantly smaller in SGA babies. Being SGA and variation in Rohrer ponderal index influenced the variations in total body water. CONCLUSIONS: SGA babies had greater total body water, and both groups presented insufficient increase in body solid mass, stressing the importance of nutritional support during neonatal care.
Authors:
Maria Dalva Barbosa Baker Méio; Rosely Sichieri; Fernanda V Soares; Fernando V Soares; Maria Elizabeth L Moreira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-07     Completed Date:  2008-09-23     Revised Date:  2008-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neonatology, Instituto Fernandes Figueira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. mdmeio@centroin.com.br
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anthropometry
Body Water / metabolism*
Electric Impedance
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age / metabolism*
Longitudinal Studies
Comments/Corrections
Erratum In:
J Perinat Med. 2008;36(5):461
Note: Soares, Fernando V [corrected to Soares, Fernanda V]

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