Human growth is a continuous process. Studies defining placental effect on growth focus on discrete
time points (e.g., birth), overlooking the conditional nature of the process.
Undernutrition is a common problem in very low birth weight infants.
Although only 20% of babies < 1000g have a birth weight below the 10th percentile, practically all of them are undernourished when they reach the 36th week.
To assess linear growth of patients with Fe deficiency anemia (IDA) before and after treatment in
relation to their hematologic parameters and IGF-I.