Catch-up growth of head circumference of very low birth weight, small for gestational age preterm infants and mental development to adulthood.

@article{Brandt2003CatchupGO,
  title={Catch-up growth of head circumference of very low birth weight, small for gestational age preterm infants and mental development to adulthood.},
  author={Ingeborg Brandt and Elisabeth J. Sticker and Michael J. Lentze},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={142 5},
  pages={463-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of postnatal energy quotient (EQ, energy intake/kg body weight per day) on head circumference (HC) growth and mental development of very low birth weight (VLBW), small for gestational age (SGA, <10th percentile) preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN SGA VLBW preterm infants (n = 46) with primarily symmetric intrauterine growth restriction were compared with 62 appropriate for gestational age (AGA) VLBW preterm infants and 73 term infants from the Bonn Longitudinal… CONTINUE READING

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