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Know the meaning, uses, and limitations of bone age
Measurement
Recognize the types of anthropometric measurements used in assessing
nutritional status and their value
Measurement
Be familiar with techniques to obtain accurate measurements of growth
Measurement
Know that height doubles by 3 to 4 years of age
Linear growth and weight gain
Distinguish between normal growth and abnormal growth by
evaluating plots on a growth chart
Linear growth and weight gain
Know that most full-term infants will regain their birth
weight within two weeks
Growth velocity
Know that full-term infants will double their birth weight
in five or six months
Growth velocity
Know that full-term infants will triple their birth weight
by 1 year of age
Growth velocity
Know that the cause of failure to thrive is nonorganic in the
majority of patients
Failure to thrive
Understand that extensive laboratory evaluation of failure
to thrive should be deferred until out-patient dietary management has
been tried
Failure to thrive
Recognize the observational clues to nonorganic failure
to thrive:eg, mother-infant interaction
Failure to thrive
Recognize poor feeding technique as a cause of failure to
thrive
Failure to thrive
Distinguish between nonorganic failure to thrive and organic causes of growth deficiency
Failure to thrive
Recognize the benefit of hospitalization in treating failure to
thrive
Failure to thrive
Know that formula preparation is a major factor in infant under-
nutrition
Recognize that inadequate intake is the most common cause of failure to thrive
Recognize the long-term consequences of failure to thrive in infancy
Failure to thrive
Know that failure to thrive may be an expression of parental neglect/
inadequacy
failure to thrive
Formulate the differential diagnosis for an infant with failure to
thrive
failure to thrive
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Know the normal head circumference of a full-term infant
at birth
Head growth
Recognize the growth pattern of acquired microcephaly
Distinguish between hydrocephaly and macrocephaly
Head growth
lan appropriate evaluation of an infant with physiologic breast
hypertrophy
Breast hypertrophy