Catch-up growth up to ten years of age in children born very preterm or with very low birth weight

  title={Catch-up growth up to ten years of age in children born very preterm or with very low birth weight},
  author={No{\"e}l B B Knops and Kommer C A Sneeuw and Ronald Brand and Elys{\'e}e T M Hille and A. Lya den Ouden and Jan Maarten Wit and S. Pauline Verloove-Vanhorick},
  journal={BMC Pediatrics},
  pages={26 - 26}
BACKGROUND Improved survival due to advances in neonatal care has brought issues such as postnatal growth and development more to the focus of our attention. Most studies report stunting in children born very preterm and/or small for gestational age. In this article we study the growth pattern of these children and aim to identify factors associated with postnatal catch-up growth. METHODS 1338 children born with a gestational age <32 weeks and/or a birth weight of <1500 grams were followed… CONTINUE READING


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