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A comparison of neurological function in growth-retarded and appropriate-sized full-term newborn infants in two ethnic groups.
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PMID:  7089767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A comparative neurological study was undertaken of growth-retarded or small-for-dates (SFD) and appropriately grown (AFD) full-term infants in a Cape Coloured and a White (London, UK) population. There were no associated complications of pregnancy or labour. Consistent differences were found between SFD and AFD infants in both ethnic groups. In the SFD infants there was an increase in visual and auditory orientation, alertness, startle reflexes, tremors and tone, and some reduction in habituation. The difference between our results and those of earlier authors can probably be accounted for by factor such as use of drugs in labour, perinatal events and different causes of growth retardation, all of which may influence neurological behaviour.
L M Dubowitz; V Dubowitz; C Goldberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-07     Completed Date:  1982-08-07     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1003-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
African Continental Ancestry Group
Analgesics / adverse effects
European Continental Ancestry Group
Great Britain
Infant, Newborn*
Infant, Small for Gestational Age*
Nervous System Physiological Phenomena*
Neurologic Examination
South Africa
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