Critical appraisal of different anthropometric charts to evaluate postnatal growth of preterm infants.

@article{Bertino2012CriticalAO,
  title={Critical appraisal of different anthropometric charts to evaluate postnatal growth of preterm infants.},
  author={Enrico Bertino and Alessandra Coscia and Sertaç Arslanoğlu and F Cresi and Giovanni Sabatino and Francesca Giuliani and Federica Chiale and Luciana Occhi and Claudio Martano and Giulio Gilli},
  journal={Journal of biological regulators and homeostatic agents},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 3 Suppl},
  pages={5-7}
}
Preterm infants' survival has greatly increased in the last few decades thanks to the improvement in obstetrical and neonatal care. The correct evaluation of postnatal growth of these babies is nowadays of primary concern, although the definition of their optimal postnatal growth pattern is still controversial. Concerns have also been raised about the strategies to monitor their growth, specifically in relation to the charts used. At present, the charts available in clinical practice are fetal… CONTINUE READING

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