Tip 117: postnatal growth failure

“Postnatal growth failure in preterm infants is associated with an increased incidence of cerebral palsy, developmental delay and abnormal neurology.”

References:

Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology, 5th Ed, 2005. London: Churchill.

Ehrenkranz, R. A., Dusick, A. M., Vohr, B. R., Wright, L. L., Wrage, L. A., & Poole, W. K. (2006). Growth in the neonatal intensive care unit influences neurodevelopmental and growth outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants.Pediatrics117(4), 1253-1261.

 

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