large for gestational age


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large for gestational age

adjective Referring to a foetus weighing ≥ 4000 grams (8 lb 13 oz) or ≥ 90th percentile for weight, or an infant of any gestational age weighing more than 4500 grams (9 lb 15 oz).

large for gestational age

Neonatology adjective Referring to a fetus weighing ≥ 4.0 kg, 9lbs or ≥ 90 percentile for weight

large for ges·ta·tion·al age

(LGA) (lahrj jes-tā'shŭn-ăl āj)
Infant whose birth weight falls above the ninetieth percentile. Can be due to a range of factors including heredity and maternal hyperglycemia.

large for gestational age

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LGA

Term used of a newborn whose birth weight is above the 90th percentile on the intrauterine growth curve. Such babies should be monitored for signs of hypoglycemia during the first 24 hr after birth.
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Findings from a prospective, observational study suggest that being large for gestational age is a marker for fetal hyperinsulinemia in an environment of either gestational diabetes or maternal obesity, and possibly glucose intolerance, supporting "the hypothesis that abnormal fetal nutrition predisposes to insulin resistance in later life," said Dr.
Keywords: Growth percentiles, Small for gestational age, Large for gestational age, Birth weight, Neonate.
As such, the pregnancy with impaired fetal growth, resulting in small for gestational age (SGA) neonates, should have an increased placental weight to birth weight ratio (placental ratio) compared to those with appropriate for gestational age (AGA) or large for gestational age (LGA) infants; but studies have shown that this is not true (9).
Women with the highest TG levels also were more likely to have infants classified as large for gestational age.
These outcomes were rate of cesarean sections, admissions to the neonatal intensive care unit, infants born large for gestational age (above the 90th percentile), and macrosomia (birth weight more than 4,000 g) (see chart).
Outcomes of interest included newborn birth weight, birth weight z score, Ponderal Index, and large for gestational age (LGA; defined as greater than the 90th percentile).
The most striking safety signal is a consistent, 50% increased rate of babies born following vitrification who are large for gestational age.
445 g; 13% were macrosomic and 38% were large for gestational age.
19), maternal obesity alone increased the frequency of large for gestational age (LGA) by a factor of 1.
75 odds ratio above the mean for large for gestational age (LGA), neonatal body fat greater than 90th percentile, and cord blood hyperinsulinemia.
13%) or the incidence of infants that were large for gestational age (24% vs.