Growth retardation in preterm infants.

  title={Growth retardation in preterm infants.},
  author={Niels J\orgen Secher and P Kern Hansen and Birthe Lykke Riegels Thomsen and Niels Keiding},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={94 2},
This paper combines earlier results on the relation between birthweight and gestational age, and the relation between fetal weight and ultrasound measurements of the fetal biparietal diameter (BPD) and mean abdominal diameter (AD) to investigate whether preterm infants (viewed as a group) are smaller than unborn fetuses of the same gestational age. The birthweight distribution for each sex at 223 and 258 days gestation was derived from the birthweight-for-gestational age charts based on 3888… CONTINUE READING
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