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ea0039ep102 | Pituitary and growth | BSPED2015

Final adult height and childhood growth trajectories in a cohort of preterm infants

Ferguson Elspeth , Wales Jerry , Gibson Alan , Carney Sally , Wright Annie , Wright Neil

Background: Many premature infants experience significant early growth failure in the weeks following delivery. Subsequent catch-up growth has traditionally been assumed to have occurred by early childhood. Most studies have focused on cohorts defined by birth weight, for example, <1500 g resulting in disproportionate numbers of small for gestational age (SGA) infants as opposed to those small solely as a consequence of prematurity. Few studies have examined growth compare...