Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease

  • Victor R. Preedy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lvii
  2. Normative Features of Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans Henrik Thodberg, Anders Juul, Jens Lomholt, David D. Martin, Oskar G. Jenni, Jon Caflisch et al.
      Pages 27-57
    3. Karri Silventoinen, Yoshie Yokoyama, Finn Rasmussen
      Pages 59-72
    4. R. Coutant, N. Bouhours-Nouet
      Pages 73-92
    5. Mira A. Wehbe, Lama Charafeddine, Khalid A. Yunis
      Pages 93-114
    6. Akash Bang, Satish Tiwari, R.K. Agarwal
      Pages 115-129
  3. Intrauterine Growth Retardation, Low and Very Low Birth Weight Full-Term Infants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Nancy Hendrix, Vincenzo Berghella
      Pages 133-146
    3. Ronny Geva, Yael Leitner, Shaul Harel
      Pages 193-208
    4. Irene Cetin, Gioia Alvino
      Pages 209-220
    5. Alexis J. Hure, Ian M.R. Wright
      Pages 221-233
    6. Sabrina D. Diaz, Lynne M. Smith
      Pages 235-261
    7. Nelly Padilla, Goya Enriquez, Edgar Hernandez-Andrade, Angela Arranz, Ruthy Acosta-Rojas, Eduard Gratacos
      Pages 263-274
    8. Giancarlo Mari, Brian Brocato, Roopali V. Donepudi
      Pages 275-297
    9. Paolo F. Rinaudo, Luisa Delle Piane, Alberto Revelli
      Pages 325-341
    10. Enrico Bertino, Luisa Boni, Alessandra Coscia, Luciana Occhi, Silvano Milani
      Pages 365-376
    11. Rafael Jiménez, Ronoel Peñalver
      Pages 377-385
    12. Heike Rabe, Fiona Ringholz, Phil Amess
      Pages 421-434
  4. Preterm Infants

  5. Postnatal and Infant Growth in Normal and Abnormal Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. R.K. Agarwal, Akash Bang, Satish Tiwari
      Pages 597-609
    3. Haydi Al-Wassia, Prakesh S. Shah
      Pages 611-624
    4. William R. Riddle, Susan C. DonLevy
      Pages 625-641
    5. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, Jennifer Boyce
      Pages 663-680
    6. Laurie C. Miller
      Pages 709-720
    7. Meinolf Noeker, John Eric Chaplin, Monika Bullinger
      Pages 721-739
    8. Jamie C. DeWitt, Rodney R. Dietert
      Pages 741-755

About this book


Growth is one of the human body’s most intricate processes: each body part or region has its own unique growth patterns. Yet at the individual and population levels, growth patterns are sensitive to adverse conditions, genetic predispositions, and environmental changes. And despite the body’s capacity to compensate for these developmental setbacks, the effects may be far-reaching, even life-long. The Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease brings this significant and complex field together in one comprehensive volume: impact of adverse variables on growth patterns; issues at different stages of prenatal development, childhood, and adolescence; aspects of catch-up growth, endocrine regulation, and sexual maturation; screening and assessment methods; and international perspectives. Tables and diagrams, applications to other areas of health and disease, and summary points help make the information easier to retain. Together, over 180 self-contained chapters in 15 sections cover every area of human growth, including:


  • Intrauterine growth retardation.
  • Postnatal growth in normal and abnormal situations.
  • Cells and growth of tissues.
  • Sensory growth and development.
  • Effects of disease on growth.
  • Methods and standards for assessment of growth, and more.


The Handbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease is an invaluable addition to the reference libraries of a wide range of health professionals, among them health scientists, physicians, physiologists, nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, public health researchers, epidemiologists, exercise physiologists, and physical therapists. It is also useful to college-level students and faculty in the health disciplines, and to policymakers and health economists.


Abnormal growth Catch-up growth Cell growth Dietetics Disease and growth Endocine regulation of growth Exercise and growth Growth abnormality Growth canal Growth characteristics Growth curves Growth disorder Growth monitoring Growth spurt Human development Human growth Low birth weight Measurement of growth Normal growth Nutrition Organ growth Premature birth Sports and growth Tissue growth Whole-body growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Nutrition & DieteticsKing's CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1794-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1795-9
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