hrp0086p1-p825 | Syndromes: Mechanisms and Management P1 | ESPE2016

Screening of Birth Length and Parental Height Detects Infants with Poor Catch-Up Growth at Age 2 Years

Sardar Colette Montgomery , Donnelly Sharon , Siddique Jamila , Kinmond Sheena , Gault Emma Jane , Donaldson Malcolm

Background: A programme of measuring birth length (BL) and parental heights (PH) for neonates classified as Small for Gestational Age (SGA, Birth Weight (BW) <9th centile, UK 1990 reference data) has been adopted in one Scottish hospital since 2008. Neonates with Short Stature (BL≤−2 standard deviation scores/SDS) are invited for re-measurement of weight and height at age 2 years, thus making medical services aware of individuals who have not had ade...

hrp0084p3-1011 | Growth | ESPE2015

Targeted Birth Length and Parental Height Measurement in Babies with Birthweight≤9th Centile; Improved Uptake During Second Study During 1 Calendar Year in a Single Newborn Unit

Sardar Colette Montgomery , Donnelly Sharon , Siddique Jamila , Gault Emma Jane , Kinmond Sheena , Donaldson Malcolm

Background: The contribution of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and parental height (PH) to childhood short stature is difficult to determine in countries, including the UK, where birth length (BL) is not routinely measured, while accurate PH may become unavailable due to separation/divorce. A previous study (2008–2009) examined the feasibility of BL and PH measurement in the lightest 9% of babies born in a single maternity unit. Uptake was disappointing, with part...