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When is birthweight at term abnormally low?: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the association and predictive ability of current birthweight standards for neonatal outcomes
Malin, G.L.; Morris, R.K.; Riley, R.; Teune, M.J.; Khan, K.S.
Intrauterine growth restriction is a cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. A variety of definitions of low birthweight are used in clinical practice, with a lack of consensus regarding which definitions best predict adverse outcomes.
To evaluate the relationship between birthweight standards and neonatal outcome in term-born infants (at ≥ 37 weeks of gestation).
MEDLINE (1966–January 2011), EMBASE (1980–January 2011), and the Cochrane Library (2011:1) and MEDION were included in our search.
Studies comprising live term-born infants (gestation ≥ 37 completed weeks), with weight or other anthropometric measurements recorded at birth along with neonatal outcomes.
Data collection and analysis
Data were extracted to populate 2 × 2 tables relating birthweight standard with outcome, and meta-analysis was performed where possible.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 8, 2014|
|Journal||BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Malin, G., Morris, R., Riley, R., Teune, M., & Khan, K. (2014). When is birthweight at term abnormally low?: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the association and predictive ability of current birthweight standards for neonatal outcomes. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 121(5), doi:10.1111/1471-0528.12517|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0