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The effect of customized growth charts on the identification of large for gestational age newborns.
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PMID:  23043627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective: To determine the effect of using customized vs. standard population birthweight curves to define large for gestational age (LGA) infants. Methods: We analyzed data obtained from 2,097 singleton pregnancies using three different methods of classifying newborn birthweight: standard population curves, British or Spanish customized curves. We recorded maternal characteristics, proportion of LGA newborns when using each method, percentage of LGA according to one method but not for the others, and concordance between the different methods. Results: The proportion of LGA newborns according to Spanish customized curves was significantly lower than that calculated using either standard general population birthweight curves or British curves (p < 0.001). A third (33.9%) of the infants classified as LGA according to the general population method were adequate for gestational age (AGA) when the Spanish customized curves were used, and 18.5% of non-LGA were LGA according to customized curves (p < 0.001). Concordance between the different models high, but on excluding AGA the concordance coefficient was low (Cohen's κ <0.4). Conclusions: The use of customized curves allows differentiation between constitutional LGA and cases of fetal overgrowth, leading to a decrease in the rate of both false-positives and negatives as well as the overall proportion of LGA babies.
Authors:
Nieves L González González; Walter Plasencia; Enrique González Dávila; Erika Padrón; Jose A García Hernández; Gian C Di Renzo; Jose L Bartha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Hospital Universitario de Canarias , Tenerife, Canary Islands , Spain.
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