Postnatal growth standards for preterm infants: the Preterm Postnatal Follow-up Study of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project.

@article{Villar2015PostnatalGS,
  title={Postnatal growth standards for preterm infants: the Preterm Postnatal Follow-up Study of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Villar and Francesca Giuliani and Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Enrico Bertino and Eric O Ohuma and Leila I. Cheikh Ismail and Fernando C Barros and Douglas G. Altman and CesarG. Victora and J. Alison Noble and Michael G. Gravett and Manorama Purwar and Ruyan Pang and A. O Lambert and Aris T Papageorghiou and Roseline Ochieng and Yasmin A. Jaffer and Stephen H. Kennedy},
  journal={The Lancet. Global health},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 11},
  pages={
          e681-91
        }
}
BACKGROUND Charts of size at birth are used to assess the postnatal growth of preterm babies on the assumption that extrauterine growth should mimic that in the uterus. METHODS The INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project assessed fetal, newborn, and postnatal growth in eight geographically defined populations, in which maternal health care and nutritional needs were met. From these populations, the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study selected low-risk women starting antenatal care before 14 weeks' gestation… CONTINUE READING
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