infants that do not meet nutritional requirements, even if medically stable.
Customised birth weight centiles are useful for identifying small-for-gestational-age
babies in women with type 2 diabetes.
Evidence of chronic inflammation or a small-for-gestational-age
placenta may be helpful to the patient when everything else appears normal.
5) Misclassifying infants of immigrant mothers as small-for-gestational-age
when they may have an appropriate birth weight for their gestational age and ethnicity may lead to unnecessary additional health care costs and parental stress.
The researchers calculated that 10 maternal influenza vaccinations given year-round prevented one small-for-gestational-age
birth, dropping to 6 vaccinations during the period in which the influenza virus was circulating.
Induced abortion and risk of small-for-gestational-age
This finding was confirmed in children with Turner syndrome and short-stature small-for-gestational-age
(10,11) but not in short-stature non-GH-deficient small-for-gestational-age
children, or in children with isolated GH deficiency (12,13).
Supplying multivitamin supplements to pregnant women in Tanzania lowered their risk of giving birth to low-weight and small-for-gestational-age
infants, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Croteau & Marcoux S and Brisson C, Work activity in pregnancy, preventive measures, and the risk of delivering a small-for-gestational-age
infant, American Journal of Public Health, 2006, 96(5):846-855.
The National Institute of Environ, mental Health Sciences study (4) reported a causal association between DDT and preterm and small-for-gestational-age
births but this has not been replicated for African births.
Depression during pregnancy has been independently associated with adverse neonatal affects, including low birth weight, small-for-gestational-age
babies, and increased obstetrical complications.
There were more preterm, low-birthweight, and small-for-gestational-age
infants in the exposed group.