Different methods for assessment of nutritional status in newborn infants based on physical and anthropometric indexes: a short review article

Rashidi, Ali Asghar and Norouzy, Abdolreza and Imani, Bahare and Nematy, Mohsen and Heidarzadeh, Mohammad and Taghipour, Ali (2017) Different methods for assessment of nutritional status in newborn infants based on physical and anthropometric indexes: a short review article. Reviews in Clinical Medicine, 4 (1). pp. 35-38.

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Abstract

Several complications during childhood is associated with nutritional status of infants at birth. Therefore, nutritional status of newborns must be evaluated properly after birth. Assessment of the nutritional status of neonates based on anthropometric and physical indices is simple and inexpensive without the need for advanced medical equipment. However, no previous studies have focused on the assessment methods of the nutritional status of infants via anthropometric and physical indices. This study aimed to review some of the key methods used to determine the nutritional status of neonates using anthropometric and physical indices. To date, most studies have focused on the diagnosis of fetal malnutrition (FM) and growth monitoring. In order to diagnose FM, researchers have used growth charts and Ponderal index (PI) based on anthropometric indices, as well as Clinical Assessment of Nutritional (CAN) Score based on physical features. Moreover, in order to assess the growth status of infants, growth charts were used. According to the findings of this study, standard intrauterine growth curves and the PI are common measurement tools in the diagnosis of FM. Furthermore, CAN score is widely used in the evaluation of the nutritional status of neonates. Given the differences in the physical features of term and preterm infants, this index should be adjusted for preterm neonates. Longitudinal growth charts are one of the most prominent methods used for monitoring of the growth patterns of infants.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Reviews in Clinical Medicine
Depositing User: RCM RCM
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 15:42
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 15:42
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3515

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