Investigating intrauterine growth and childhood behavior outcomes

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  • 01 Nov. 2023
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How does intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) – when fetuses do not grow optimally during pregnancy – impact neurodevelopment and later-life behaviors?  

This is exactly what researchers at the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Center for Neurodevelopment, Growth and Nutrition of the Newborn, Department of Neonatology (LRF NGN) seek to learn by launching a systematic review.

“The results of this systematic review will provide guidance for practice and counselling for clinicians and therapists facing patients affected by IUGR and their families,” they write.

Find the protocol details, just published here in BMJ Open (Behavioural outcomes of children born with intrauterine growth restriction: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis).

FLRF is grateful to support this and other research at the LRF NGN, Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich.