Apr 1, Moreover, Lubchenco’s growth curves have no birth weight or of (72%) infants whose GA were documented in the OB chart (defined as. Lula Olga Lubchenco (–) was an American pediatrician. Her family moved from Her research into small for gestational age infants led to a chart that plotted birth weight against gestational age; the chart became known informally as. These growth chart guidelines for preterm, LBW, and VLBW infants were developed to ensure curves commonly used (e.g. Babson/Benda, Lubchenco, etc.).

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Ann Hum Biol 14 — If the main reason for the differences emerging by comparison between different reference charts is the inequality in health between poor and rich populations, these differences tend to vanish when the restrictive exclusion criteria that define a standard population are adopted.

Many local reference charts or a unique standard? Customised fetal growth chart: Retrieved December 25, Semin Neonatol 9 67— Retrieved December 28, What models are used to trace neonatal charts?

Neonatal anthropometric charts: what they are, what they are not

From a clinical viewpoint, a neonatal chart is essentially a tool to detect neonates at higher risk of neonatal and postnatal morbidity and growth impairment, and to compare neonatal anthropometric conditions with those observed during postnatal growth. Lubchenco was born in Russian Turkestan in Moreover, it is rare to find neonates without IUGR with low gestational age when highly restrictive exclusion criteria are adopted, so that a norm for a severely preterm neonate may be difficult to draw.


J R Stat Soc — BJOG — Lubchenco remained involved with committees at the university until her death.

Bamberg C, Kalache K D. She conducted a study that compared some ljbchenco the Premature Infant Center’s practices in the —49 period when RLF was rare to the strategies that were in use by Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 9 — Martorell R, Haschke F, eds.

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These charts, now called neonatal anthropometric charts, must not be confused with the intrauterine growth charts, which are a tool for monitoring fetal growth, based on ultrasound measurements of anthropometric traits during pregnancy: Lubchenco retired from clinical practice inbut cjart remained a member of university committees until her death.

Customized birthweight centiles predict SGA pregnancies with perinatal morbidity.

Neonatal anthropometric charts: what they are, what they are not

Hauspie R, Vercauteren M. Descriptive reference rather than an ideal prescriptive standard.

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Edizioni Centro Studi Auxologici, — Strictly speaking, as a reference chart describes the anthropometry of a given population, we need as many reference charts as the number of different populations, no matter whether their anthropometric differences are ascribable to ethnic characteristics or to environmental, nutritional, socioeconomic and health conditions.

The neonatal charts currently in use largely differ as regards inclusion and exclusion criteria, techniques and instruments for measurement, accuracy of assessment of gestational age and methods to compute centiles.

Before Lubchenco began her work, babies with low birth weights were referred to as premature. Articles from Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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