Pregnancies complicated by idiopathic intrauterine growth retardation: Severity of growth failure, neonatal morbidity and two-year infant neurodevelopmental outcome

A. Spinillo, E. Capuzzo, T. O. Egbe, E. Fazzi, L. Colonna, S. Nicola

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Abstract

We evaluated the impact of the severity of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) measured as the proportion of expected birth weight (birth weight x 100/median birth weight) on short-term neonatal complications and two-year infant neurodevelopmental outcome. The study was carried out on 236 singleton pregnancies complicated by idiopathic IUGR. The rates of bradycardia, respiratory distress syndrome, hypocalcemia, ventilatory support, apneic crises, transient neurologic signs and poor neonatal outcome (neonatal death or cerebral palsy) significantly correlated with the increasing severity of IUGR. In logistic regression analysis more severely growth retarded infants (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-215
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume40
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • fetal growth retardation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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