Fetal Growth Restriction and Chronic Lung Disease among infants born before the 28th week of gestation

Carl Bose, Linda J Van Marter, Matthew Laughon, T Michael O’Shea, Elizabeth N Allred, Padmani Karna, Richard A Ehrenkranz, Kim Boggess, Alan Leviton, Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborn Study Investigators

Pediatrics 2009;124;e450-e458

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Among the prenatal factors, B. Wt z scores, used as a marker of FGR, provided most information about CLD risk. Indicators of placental inflammation and infection not associated with ↑risk of CLD. W/i ~all strata of prenatal, placental, and neonatal variables, FGRs infants were at ↑CLD risk. FGR was the only maternal or prenatal characteristic that was highly predictive of CLD after adjustment for other risks.