Growth Parameters In Newborns

(Body length, body weight and head circumference)

Through the comparison of weight and gestational age (gestational age) of each infant is classified at birth as

Growth parameters and gestational age (gestational age) help to identify the risk of neonatal pathology. The growth is influenced by genetic and nutritional factors and intrauterine conditions. Growth parameters, which are determined at birth, help predict the future growth and development as well as the risk of disease. The parameters are the body length, body weight and head circumference. Through the comparison of weight and gestational age (gestational age) is classified each infant at birth as small for gestational age: <10th percentile (SGA -children) Suitable for gestational age: 10 to 90th percentile large for gestational age:> 90 . percentile (LGA -children ( “Large for gestational age”)) the Fenton growth curves (Fenton growth curves for premature boys and Fenton growth curves for premature girls) provide a more accurate assessment of growth vs. gestational age for all three parameters. Fenton growth curves for premature boys Fenton T, Kim J: A systematic review and meta-analysis to revise the Fenton growth chart for preterm infants. BMC Pediatrics 13:59, 2013; used with permission. Available on www.biomedcentral.com. Fenton growth curves for premature girls Fenton T, Kim J: A systematic review and meta-analysis to revise the Fenton growth chart for preterm infants. BMC Pediatrics 13:59, 2013; used with permission. Available at www.biomedcentral.com.

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