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Table 1 Clinical characteristics, Doppler (superior mesenteric artery blood flow velocity expressed as: sma bfv, cm/sec) and biochemical results for babies studied.

From: Intrauterine growth restriction, visceral blood flow velocity and exocrine pancreatic function

  Group 1 (IUGR) +se Group2 (AGA) +se P value
Birth gestation, weeks 31.9 (0.7) 28.2 (0.5) < 0.001
Birth weight, gm 986 (85) 1159 (69) 0.15
sma bfv, cm/sec 21 (1.5) 28 (2.1) 0.008
Faecal chymotrypsin, U/gm 5.4 (95% CI 2.4–12) 10.8 (95% CI 6.5–17.9) 0.11
Serum lipase, IU/L 36.7 (11) 39.4 (5) 0.81
Serum amylase, IU/L undetectable undetectable