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Altered fetal growth: antenatal diagnosis by symphysis-fundal height in India and comparison with western charts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1677627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Antenatal identification of altered fetal growth is a significant problem in spite of the availability of sophisticated technology. The present study was undertaken to generate symphysis-fundal height curves locally for an Indian population and to assess their value in predicting altered fetal growth. The measurements were found to have a high sensitivity of 80.8% and specificity of 93.5% in detection of small for date babies and a sensitivity and specificity of 72.2% and 95.2%, respectively in detection of fetal macrosomia. The locally generated symphysis-fundal height charts have been compared with the western charts and the differences stressed. It is concluded that symphysis-fundal height curves should be locally generated for best results.
V Grover; R Usha; S Kalra; S Sachdeva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-05     Completed Date:  1991-09-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anthropometry / methods*
Fetal Growth Retardation / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  prevention & control
Gestational Age
Hospitals, Teaching
India / epidemiology
Mass Screening
Predictive Value of Tests
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods*,  standards
Prospective Studies
Pubic Symphysis*
Reference Values
Sensitivity and Specificity
Uterus / anatomy & histology*

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