Birth weight and childhood wheezing disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Mebrahtu2015BirthWA,
  title={Birth weight and childhood wheezing disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Teumzghi F Mebrahtu and Richard G. Feltbower and Darren C Greenwood and Roger Charles Parslow},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2015},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={500-8}
}
BACKGROUND Previous observational studies have claimed that birth weight and childhood wheezing disorders are associated although the results remained inconsistent. One systematic review and two systematic reviews that included meta-analyses reported inconsistent results. We aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate this. METHODS An online search of published papers linking childhood asthma and wheezing disorders with birth weight up to February 2014 was carried… CONTINUE READING
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