small for gestational age

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small for gestational age

Intrauterine growth retardation Neonatology adjective Referring to an infant whose gestational age and weight gain are < expected for age. See Low birthweight.
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small for ges·ta·tion·al age

(SGA) (smawl jes-tā'shŭn-ăl āj)
Infant whose birth weight is below the tenth percentile for gestational age.
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small for gestational age



1. Term describing an infant whose birth weight is at or below the 10th percentile, as correlated with the number of weeks in utero on the intrauterine growth chart.
2. A fetus that is more than two standard deviations smaller than the mean size of fetuses in its population.
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Effects of gestation and birth weight on the growth and development of very low birth weight small for gestational age infants: a matched group comparison.
Lindberg, "Prediction models for short children born small for gestational age (SGA) covering the total growth phase.
Frequency of hypoglycemia among small for gestational age neonates was calculated based on age, gender, gestational age and mode of delivery.
Children who were small for gestational age started treatment when they were a mean of 10.5 years.
Germani, "Blood glucose concentrations are reduced in children born small for gestational age (SGA), and thyroid-stimulating hormone levels are increased in SGA with blunted postnatal catch-up growth," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Neonatal outcomes after antenatal influenza immunization during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: impact on preterm birth, birth weight, and small for gestational age birth.
Among these, mechanical ventilation, gestational age, and small for gestational age were identified as independent risk factors for BPD/death (Table 4).
Use of echinacea was not found to have any increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, or small for gestational age, when compared to outcomes of women who were not exposed to echinacea during pregnancy.
Depending upon birth weight and gestational age, WHO1categorizes babies in three groups, Small for gestational age, Appropriate for gestational age and Large for gestational age.
Primigravidas with proteinuric and non-proteinuric HTN delivered preterm infants 30.2% and 11.3% respectively.2 Small for gestational age were found in 12.7% versus 20.9% in non-proteinuric HTN.3
This has already seen the 'small for gestational age' detection rates go up from 6% to 16%.

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