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Postnatal growth of low birthweight neonates in Taiwan. Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi 1993 Nov-Dec;34(6):443-50



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The postnatal growth pattern of four hundred and twenty five Chinese low birth-weight neonates was assessed. All those whose birthweight were below 2500 grams and survived for more than 180 days during the study period were included. The gestational age was between 26 and 40 weeks, and the birthweights were between 766 and 2496 grams, respectively. Infants were grouped according to 250-gram birth-weight categories. The mean age of the lowest weight, mean age of weight regain, and percentage of weight loss were calculated for each weight group and demonstrated an inverse correlation to the birthweight. The mean age of the lowest weight ranged between 2.72 and 6.62 days, mean weight loss was between 4.06 and 14.56%, and age of weight regain was between 4.93 and 17.15 days, respectively.

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Teng RJ, Tsou Yau KI, Ho MM, Hwang KC, Lee CY


Ru-Jeng Teng MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Birth Weight
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
jenkins-FCD Prod-466 5b81815b8b3d1f46bfec16512ed5f574613f59c5