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Growth Dynamics of Low-Birth-Weight Infants with Emphasis on the Perinatal Period

  • Ingeborg Brandt


In the past there have been contrary findings on the dynamics of postnatal growth of preterm infants One group of authors has reported that preterm infants remain below the standards of full-term infants (Ylppö, 1919; Glaser et al., 1950; Blegen, 1952; Alm, 1953; Douglas and Mogford 1953; Seckel and Rolfes, 1959; Woolley and Valdecanas, 1960; Falkner et al., 1962; Lubchenco et al., 1963a; Drillien, 1961, 1964; Robinson and Robinson, 1965; Davies and Russel, 1968; Wedgwood and Holt, 1968; Benedikt and Csdkki, 1969; Babson, 1970). A second group has observed no growth differences between preterm and full-term infants (Levine and Gordon, 1942; Hirschl et al., 1948; Kahl, 1950; Hess, 1953; Schwinn, 1954; Rossier et al., 1958; Dann et al., 1964; Van den Berg, 1968; Walsh, 1969; Dweck et al., 1973; Stewart and Reynolds, 1974; Beck and Van den Berg, 1975; Bourlon et al., 1975; Davies, 1975; Fitzhardinge, 1975).


Head Circumference Growth Velocity Perinatal Period Weight Velocity Bonn Standard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingeborg Brandt
    • 1
  1. 1.University Children’s Hospital BonnBonnGermany

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