Impact of Surgery for Neonatal Gastrointestinal Diseases on Weight and Fat Mass

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Objective To compare growth, fat mass (FM), and fat-free mass in surgical infants vs matched controls at similar postconceptional age (PCA). Study design Anthropometric and body composition measurements by air-displacement plethysmography (PeaPod-Infant Body Composition System; LMI, Concord, California) were performed at the same PCA in 21 infants who received gastrointestinal surgery and in 21 controls matched for gestational age, birth weight, and sex. Results Despite similar anthropometry at birth, postsurgical infants were shorter (50.4 [4.7] cm vs 53.2 [4.1] cm, P =.001), lighter (3516 [743] g vs 3946 [874] g, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-571
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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