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Effect of foetal and infant growth and body composition on respiratory outcomes in preterm-born children

Kotecha, Sarah, Lowe, John and Kotecha, Sailesh 2018. Effect of foetal and infant growth and body composition on respiratory outcomes in preterm-born children. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews 28 , pp. 55-62. 10.1016/j.prrv.2017.12.001

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Abstract

Body composition and growth outcomes of preterm-born subjects have been studied by many researchers. In general, preterm-born children have lower height and weight especially in infancy. Despite showing potential for catch-up growth, they continue to lag behind their term counterparts in adolescence and adulthood. The various methods of studying body composition and the differing gestations and ages at which it is assessed may go some way to explaining the inconsistent results observed in different studies. In addition, there is a paucity of data on the effects of foetal and infant growth and of body composition on later respiratory outcomes. In largely term-born subjects, foetal growth and growth trajectories appear to have differential effects on later respiratory outcomes. Early weight gain in infancy appears to be associated with increased respiratory symptoms in childhood but catch-up growth in infancy appears to be associated with possible improved lung function status.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1526-0542
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 March 2018
Date of Acceptance: 20 December 2017
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 09:14
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/109901

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