Fetal growth and postnatal growth failure in very-low-birthweight infants.

@article{Marks2006FetalGA,
  title={Fetal growth and postnatal growth failure in very-low-birthweight infants.},
  author={Kyla-Anna Marks and Brian L Reichman and Ayala Lusky and Ehud Zmora},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={236-42}
}
AIM To determine in a cohort of very-low-birthweight (VLBW) infants the incidence of postnatal growth failure and the influence of intrauterine growth and neonatal morbidities on the risk for severe postnatal growth failure (PNGF). METHODS The study was based on analysis of data from the Israel Neonatal Network database on VLBW infants born between 1995 and 2001. Z-score was determined for weight at birth and discharge, and severe PNGF was defined as a decline in z-score of greater than 2… CONTINUE READING