Growth Chart for Preterm Baby aka Bayi Prematur

Growth Chart (GC) untuk bayi prematur itu beda/khusus.
Kurva pertumbuhan untuk bayi prematur dinamakan “2013 GROWTH CHART aka The Fenton Growth Chart”

“The Fenton growth chart for preterm infants has been revised to accommodate the World Health Organization Growth Standard and reflect actual age instead of completed weeks, in order to improve preterm infant growth monitoring.”
Editor, BMC Pediatrics

These growth charts:
Are: “commonly used in NICUs” – American Academy of Pediatrics 2014 Nutrition Handbook

Are being used in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Korea, Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, The Netherlands, and USA

Preterm growth charts with large “Boy” and “Girl” labels for easy identification

Silahkan download untuk lengkapnya 2013 GROWTH CHART on pdf di

Fetal Infant Growth Chart for Preterm Infants

A free copy of the development ARTICLE for the 2013 growth chart can be found online at:
Fenton R Tanis, Kim H Jae. A systematic review and meta-analysis to revise the Fenton growth chart for preterm infants. BMC Pediatrics.2013, 13:59

Growth chart validation study #1:
Fenton TR, Nasser R, Eliasziw M, Kim JH, Bilan D, Sauve R. Validating the weight gain of preterm infants between the reference growth curve of the fetus and the term infant. BMC Pediatr. 2013;13(1):92. Free download:

Chose the correct calculator for your use:
The differences between the calculators are due to different approaches to the data, i.e. different summaries of the data in the background. The calculator chosen should be based on the form of the anthropometric data you have (is the data completed weeks or actual age?). The use of completed weeks is historic, when the data was only collected with weekly precision. When whole weeks are entered into the two calculators, the calculators give different values (e.g. 32 weeks 0 days) – this is not an error.
Completed weeks is how most research data is collected, that is when only the whole weeks gestational age data is available (24 0/7 to 24 6/7 is summarized as 24 weeks). The completed weeks calculator uses data that has summarize all the size of all the babies that were born that week.
The Actual age calculator data has been adjusted to allow for daily charting in electronic growth charts, and the database has an individual data values for each day. The data was adjusted as documented in our 2013 paper to produce the actual age version, and the daily values were obtained from the splined data curves. The actual age calculator should only be used if you have weeks and days of gestational age, and if you are confidence that you need this precision.

1. Actual Age Calculator v6 (July 11, 2014) – Use only if age is defined in both weeks and days – if age is defined only as weeks, use the completed weeks calculator, below. To download the excel calculator that will allow you to calculate exact percentiles and z-scores for infants for up to 20 babies at a time, click here:
Clinical actual age percentile and z-score calculator

2. Research Bulk Calculator – Uses Completed weeks for weight, Head circumference, and Length – can calculate up to 500 babies’ completed weeks z-scores and exact percentiles at one time (June 2014). Many thanks to Dr. Tim Stevens for his assistance in preparation of this spreadsheet.
These results differ from the Actual Age Calculator since they are based on Completed weeks (24 weeks and 0 to 6 days are categorized as 24 weeks), which is usually of utility for research purposes.
Research data Fenton 2013 weight calculator – wt, L, HC

3. A web-based size-for-gestational age and gestational-age calculator:

4. A smart phone app (free):

Alhamdulillah get this link..

Insha allah next week we will discuss about Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants.

Wallahu’alam bishawab



Komentar Sahabat, Penambah Semangat Saya :D

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s