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Antenatal fetal assessment using biophysical profile score.
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PMID:  9103656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This prospective cross sectional study was conducted in a tertiary hospital in Northern India. The objective of the study was to investigate the utility of recording certain fetal biophysical variables at or near term in high risk pregnancy for predicting the fetal outcome. A fetal biophysical profile score was used for predicting the outcome. The scoring system utilized following variables: non stress test, fetal breathing movement, fetal movement, fetal tone and amniotic fluid volume. One hundred and fifty four pregnant women attending a high risk pregnancy clinic were consecutively included in the study. At a cut off score < or = 4, sensitivity of the scoring system was 12.5% and specificity 99.23%. At score < or = 8, corresponding figures were 70.83% and 91.53%. As compared to each individual variable, the positive predictive value for abnormal perinatal outcome improved considerably after combining all the variables. The negative predictive value for normal perinatal outcome did not improve. Though biophysical profile scoring is used as a valuable adjunct in caring high risk fetuses, a simple and more practical screening test should be sought for. The cost-benefit analysis of such tests should also be performed.
F Begum; K Buckshee; J N Pande
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bangladesh Medical Research Council bulletin     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0377-9238     ISO Abbreviation:  Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-08     Completed Date:  1997-05-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607686     Medline TA:  Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull     Country:  BANGLADESH    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Deptt. of Obs & Gynae, Sir Salimullah Medical College, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / physiology
Biophysical Phenomena
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Fetal Movement
Fetal Viability*
Fetus / physiology
Gestational Age
Heart Rate, Fetal
Predictive Value of Tests
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Prenatal Care* / economics
Prospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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