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Monitoring the postnatal growth of preterm infants: a paradigm change

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There is no consensus regarding how the growth of preterm infants should be monitored or what constitutes their ideal pattern of growth, especially after term-corrected age. The concept that the growth of preterm infants should match that of healthy fetuses is not substantiated by data and, in practice, is seldom attained, particularly for very preterm infants. Hence, by hospital discharge, many preterm infants are classified as postnatal growth-restricted. In a recent systematic review, 61 l...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1542/peds.2017-2467

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Giuliani, F More by this author
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Grant:
International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century grant 49038
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics Publisher's website
Journal:
Pediatrics Journal website
Volume:
141
Issue:
2
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Article: e20172467
Publication date:
2018-02-01
Acceptance date:
2017-09-25
DOI:
EISSN:
1098-4275
ISSN:
0031-4005
Pubs id:
pubs:817650
URN:
uri:ddedbb52-ad3d-4eb8-970e-902f51dcd789
UUID:
uuid:ddedbb52-ad3d-4eb8-970e-902f51dcd789
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pubs:817650
Language:
English

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