Small-for-gestational-age


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Related to Small-for-gestational-age: SGA infant, intrauterine growth retardation, IUGR

Small-for-gestational-age (SGA)

A term used to describe newborns who are below the 10th percentile in height or weight for their estimated gestational age. The gestational age is based upon the date of the mother's last menstrual period. SGA is one of the symptoms of TORCH syndrome.
Mentioned in: TORCH Test
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Small-for-gestational-age 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 birth.
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.

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