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Deepak Sharma, Nazanin Farahbakhsh, Sweta Shastri, Pradeep Sharma
Small for gestational age (SGA) infants have been classically defined as having birth weight less than two standard deviations below the mean or less than the 10th percentile of a population-specific birth weight for specific gestational age, whereas intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) has been defined as a rate of foetal growth that is less than normal for the population and for the growth potential of a specific infant. SGA infants have more frequent problems such as perinatal asphyxia, hypothermia, hypoglycaemia, polycythaemia and many more when compared with their appropriate for gestational age counterpart...
December 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26856409/intrauterine-growth-restriction-part-1
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Deepak Sharma, Sweta Shastri, Nazanin Farahbakhsh, Pradeep Sharma
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a major and silent cause of various morbidity and mortality for the fetal and neonatal population. It is defined as a rate of fetal growth that is less than normal for the growth potential of that specific infant. The terms IUGR and small for gestational age (SGA) are often used interchangeably, although there exists subtle differences between the two. IUGR/SGA is an end result of various etiologies that includes maternal, placental and fetal factors and recently added genetic factors too, also contribute to IUGR...
December 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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