Extrauterine growth retardation in premature infants in Shanghai: a multicenter retrospective review

  title={Extrauterine growth retardation in premature infants in Shanghai: a multicenter retrospective review},
  author={Hong Mei Shan and Wei Cai and Yun Cao and Bing Fang and Yi Feng},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) represents the degree of body growth and development decided by genes and by placental function. Extrauterine growth retardation/restriction (EUGR) refers to severe nutritional deficits during the first weeks of life that result in growth that is less than expected based on intrauterine growth rates (growth values ≤10th percentile of intrauterine growth expected in accordance with the estimated gestational age). The deficits affect not only weight but also… CONTINUE READING


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