Tag: Neonatal growth

1. Infants of mothers who smoked at least 1 cigarette daily during pregnancy had more than doubled risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). After 1 cigarette, there was a linear increase in risk per daily cigarette. 2. Smoking before pregnancy also increased risk of SUID, whereas reducing use or...
Body mass index (BMI) growth curves generated with longitudinal data for preterm infants demonstrated an initial decline in BMI driven by weight, followed by a linear increase in weight that was more pronounced in the lower gestational age (GA) groups. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Fair) Study Rundown: Surveillance of growth...
1. Among extremely preterm infants, low-dose hydrocortisone was not associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Close to 15 million preterm neonates are born every year and many of these children suffer from significant complications. Glucocorticoids have been utilized as a...
1. Among a large, racially diverse cohort of newborns, almost 5% of those delivered vaginally had experienced >10% birth-weight loss at 48 hours post-delivery. 2. Newborns delivered by cesearean section had greater weight loss than those delivered vaginally. More than 10% of these newborns experienced ≥10% weight loss at 48...
Image: PD 1.  Neonatal weight gain (NWG) and head circumference gain (HCG) were associated with increased IQ at 6.5 years of age.  2. NWG and HCG were not significantly associated with behavior at 6.5 years old.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Previous studies correlate rates of growth in childhood, especially in...