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Birth weight and longitudinal growth in infants born below 32 weeks’ gestation: a UK population study
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    Re: Weight growth in infants born preterm. An open issue.
    • Tim J Cole
    • Other Contributors:
      • Yevgeniy Statnikov, Shalini Santhakumaran, Huiqi Pan and Neena Modi

    Sir, we thank Professor Bertino and his colleagues for their interest in our paper. We too were struck by the existence of a peak in relative weight velocity (g/kg/d) at 30-35 weeks postmenstrual age. It is striking that the timing of the peak is broadly the same irrespective of gestation - neonates born at 23 weeks take 10 weeks or so to reach peak velocity, whereas those born at 31 weeks reach their peak in only 2-3 wee...

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    Weight growth in infants born preterm. An open issue.
    • Enrico Bertino, neonatologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Silvano Milani, Elena Spada

    Enrico Bertino (1), Silvano Milani (2), Elena Spada (2)

    (1). Department of Public and Pediatric Health Sciences - Neonatal Unit, Universita' degli Studi di Torino (2). Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health - Unit of Medical Statistics & Biometry, Universita' degli Studi di Milano

    Sir, we have read with great interest the paper by Cole et al. (1) on the longitudinal growth in infants bo...

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