Weight and Mortality Rates: “Gómez Classification” for Children With Cerebral Palsy?

@article{Stevenson2011WeightAM,
  title={Weight and Mortality Rates: “G{\'o}mez Classification” for Children With Cerebral Palsy?},
  author={R. Stevenson and M. Conaway},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={128},
  pages={e436 - e437}
}
The study of the relationship between body weight and mortality rates has a prominent history in pediatric medicine. In a classic article from 1956 (reprinted in 20001), Gomez and Galvan reported factors associated with death for a group of malnourished children admitted to a hospital in Mexico City, Mexico. Those authors defined categories of malnutrition (first, second, and third degree), solely on the basis of expected weight for age, that were associated with mortality risk. Children with… Expand
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