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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Overall, 2% of the subsequent pregnancies ended in stillbirth, while 9% were small-for-gestational-age and 18% were preterm, according to the report.
Long-term effects of growth hormone (GH) treatment on body composition and bone mineral density in short children born small-for-gestational-age: six-year follow-up of a randomized controlled GH trial.
The finding that there were lower odds of mortality in small-for-gestational-age neonates than their appropriate-for-gestational-age counterparts in our cohort is counterintuitive.
In the presence of severe HTN, proteinuria did not increase the rates of preterm delivery or delivery of small-for-gestational-age infants.
Small-for-gestational-age infants classified by customised or population birth weight centiles: Impact of gestational age at delivery.
McCowan, "Small-for-gestational-age infants classified by customized or population birthweight centiles: impact of gestational age at delivery," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.
Infants born at a birth weight below the sex-specific 10th percentile for their gestational age are termed small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and may have experienced IUGR.
When the virus was dormant, the proportion of small-for-gestational-age births was similar in both groups.
Periconceptional multivitamin use and risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age births in the Danish National Birth Cohort.
Results are inconsistent in the association between VDT use and the risk of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) birth (Braken et al., 1995; Ericson & Kallen, 1986a; Ericson & Kallen 1986b; McDonald et al., 1988; Nielsen & Brandt, 1992; Nurminen & Kurppa, 1988).
The current accepted evidence-based indications for GH are GH deficiency, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, small-for-gestational-age children who fail to show catch-up growth, idiopathic short stature, and chronic renal failure.

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