The significance of intrauterine growth restriction is different from prematurity for the outcome of infants with gastroschisis.

@article{Puligandla2004TheSO,
  title={The significance of intrauterine growth restriction is different from prematurity for the outcome of infants with gastroschisis.},
  author={Pramod Shailendra Puligandla and Annie Janvier and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Flageole and Sarah B Bouchard and Elise Mok and J. -M. Laberge},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={1200-4}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Recent reviews of gastroschisis identify prematurity and low birth weight as predictors of morbidity and mortality. The authors compared the outcomes of intrauterine growth-restricted infants (IUGR) with gastroschisis to those without growth restriction because IUGR is different from prematurity. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed for infants born with gastroschisis between 1990 and 2000 at 2 pediatric hospitals. Patients were segregated into 3 groups based on… CONTINUE READING

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