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Association of Poor Postnatal Growth with Neurodevelopmental Impairment in Infancy and Childhood: Comparing the Fetus and the Healthy Preterm Infant References.

Erika G Cordova, Sara Cherkerzian, Katherine Bell, Kyoung Eun Joung, Carmel T Collins, Maria Makrides, Jacqueline Gould, Peter J Anderson, Mandy Brown Belfort

The Journal of Pediatrics | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: To compare the classification of preterm postnatal poor growth using healthy preterm vs fetal growth references and to examine associations with neurodevelopmental impairment in infancy and childhood. STUDY DESIGN: We included 613 infants born at 0.8 SD (weight), >1 SD (head), and >2 SD (length). We used generalized estimating equations to estimate aOR for neurodevelopmental impairment at 18 months and 7 years of corrected age, comparing infants with and without poor growth by each reference, accounting for multiple births and covariates. RESULTS: The prevalence of poor growth was higher with INTERGROWTH-21st than with fetal references for all measurements. Agreement was higher b..

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