macrosomia


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macrosomia

 [mak″ro-so´me-ah]
great bodily size; see also gigantism. Called also macrosomatia.
neonatal macrosomia excessive birth weight in a neonate, seen most often in children of diabetic mothers or those with cerebral gigantism.

mac·ro·so·mi·a

(mak'rō-sō'mē-ă),
Abnormally large size of the body.
Synonym(s): megasomia
[macro- + G. sōma, body]

macrosomia

See gigantism.

macrosomia

A newborn with an excessive birth weight—typically defined as more than 4.0 kg at birth—which classically occurs in infants of diabetic mothers.

macrosomia

A larger than normal body typical of infants of mothers with gestational diabetes. See Gestational diabetes.

mac·ro·so·mi·a

(mak'rō-sō'mē-ă)
Abnormally large size of the body.
[macro- + G. sōma, body]

mac·ro·so·mi·a

(mak'rō-sō'mē-ă)
Abnormally large body size.
[macro- + G. sōma, body]

macrosomia,

n See giantism.

macrosomatia, macrosomia

great bodily size.
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One of the limitations of the current study was that we did not follow up these females to record various obstetric complications like preterm birth, macrosomia and caesarean section.
Antenatal risk factors reportedly predict Macrosomia at birth," says Dr Fareena.
BWS is one of the more common overgrowth syndromes and is characterised by macrosomia, macroglossia and anterior abdominal wall defects.
Macrosomia is the term used to describe a very large fetus or neonate.
In our study indications for caesarean section were fetal distress, failed induction, Chorioamnionitis and failure to progress due to Macrosomia.
There were no significant associations of high TSH with macrosomia or gestational age.
Increased risk of macrosomia among overweight women with high gestational rise in fasting glucose.
of University Hospitals Leuven (Belgium), and colleagues found that obese women who lost weight during pregnancy or gained less weight than recommended under Institute of Medicine guidelines had a reduced risk of gestational hypertension and emergency cesarean delivery; as well as macrosomia and large-for-gestational-age neonates (Obstet.
Prevalence of low birthweight (LBW) ([dagger]), macrosomia ([dagger]), overweight (OW) ([section]), and stunting ([double dagger]) in boys and girls aged 0 to 23 month(s) in Uruguay in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011 LBW LBW n (%) * 95% CI * Boys n (%) ([dagger]) 1999 199 (7.
For example, fetal macrosomia, defined as a birth weight of 4,000 g or more, has been reported as a risk factor for NBPP either alone or in conjunction with maternal diabetes.