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Antenatal detection of small-for-gestational-age babies. Choice of a symphysis-fundus growth curve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3420469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
By using symphysis-fundus measurements serially and plotting them on a curve, small-for-gestational-age babies can be detected. To determine which symphysis-fundus curve to choose for our population, the predictive values of three of the commonly used of these growth curves were compared using serial measurements obtained from 97 low-risk obstetric patients with accurate gestational ages. The curves of Calvert and Quaranta had the best sensitivities of 92.9% each compared with Belizan's (85.7%). However, the specificity of Calvert's and Quaranta's curves were poorer being 74.7% and 50.6% compared with 89.2% for Belizan. The positive predictive value for the curves were Belizan 57.1%, Calvert 38.2% and Quaranta 24.1%. The results indicate that for a Third-World urban population Belizan's curve is most suitable.
R C Pattinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-24     Completed Date:  1988-10-24     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Fetal Growth Retardation / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age*
Pelvimetry / methods
Prenatal Diagnosis*

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