In vitro fertilisation and use of ovulation enhancers may both influence childhood height in very low birthweight infants.

@article{Makhoul2009InVF,
  title={In vitro fertilisation and use of ovulation enhancers may both influence childhood height in very low birthweight infants.},
  author={Imad R. Makhoul and Ada Tamir and David A. Bader and Avi Rotschild and Zalman Weintraub and Shmuel Yurman and Dan Reich and Yoram A Bental and Jeryes Jammalieh and Tatiana Smolkin and Polo Sujov and Ze’ev Hochberg},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={2009},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={
          F355-9
        }
}
CONTEXT Term-born children conceived by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) are reportedly taller than naturally conceived (NC) children. High levels of growth promoting hormones and epigenetic imprinting have been suggested as pathogenetic mechanisms. HYPOTHESIS Tall stature in prematurely born IVF-conceived (IVF-C) children suggests pre- or early implantation imprinting rather than a postnatal effect. METHODS We studied 334 very low birthweight (VLBW: birth weight <1500 g) children born… CONTINUE READING
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