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PREVALENCE AND OUTCOME OF THE MACROSOMIC INFANTS

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Author(s): F. Haji Ebrahim Tehrani | H. Kazemi | M. Kordi

Journal: Acta Medica Iranica
ISSN 0044-6025

Volume: 45;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 505;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: macrosomic infant | birth trauma

ABSTRACT
The birth weight is one of the important factors affecting the perinatal morbidity and mortality. Fetal macrosomia is associated with increased risks of cesarean section and trauma. To determine prevalence and outcome of the macrosomic infants, this case-control, prospective study is performed in the two university hospitals in Tehran during a 36- month period between 2002 through 2004. 1000 neonates with birth weight of at least 4000g (4500g or heavier) was 0.84%. The mean birth weight of study group was 4254215 and 3245310g of control group (P
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