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Clinical utility of amniotic fluid volume assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9710916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Abnormal amniotic fluid volume is associated with increased maternal risk and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Until the advent of ultrasonography, the invasive nature of amniotic fluid volume assessment limited its clinical utility. Refinements in quantifying the noninvasive sonographic assessment of oligohydramnios and hydramnios have improved the ability of clinicians to identify at-risk pregnancies. This article reviews the available methods of amniotic fluid volume assessment and outlines a comprehensive approach to sonographic screening and monitoring.
Authors:
J E Larmon; B S Ross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-22     Completed Date:  1998-10-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amniotic Fluid / ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Oligohydramnios / ultrasonography
Polyhydramnios / ultrasonography
Pregnancy
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Prenatal* / methods

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