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Clustering of maternal/fetal clinical conditions and outcomes and placental lesions.
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PMID:  22534079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To identify by an inductive statistical analysis mutually similar and clinically relevant clinicoplacental clusters. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-nine maternofetal and 49 placental variables have been retrospectively analyzed in a 3382 case clinicoplacental database using a hierarchical agglomerative Ward dendrogram and multidimensional scaling. RESULTS: The exploratory cluster analysis identified 9 clinicoplacental (macerated stillbirth, fetal growth restriction, placenta creta, acute fetal distress, uterine hypoxia, severe ascending infection, placental abruption, and mixed etiology [2 clusters]), 5 purely placental (regressive placental changes, excessive extravillous trophoblasts, placental hydrops, fetal thrombotic vasculopathy, stem obliterative endarteritis), and 1 purely clinical (fetal congenital malformations) statistically significant clusters/subclusters. The clusters of such variables like clinical umbilical cord compromise, preuterine and postuterine hypoxia, gross umbilical cord or gross chorionic disk abnormalities did not reveal statistically significant stability. CONCLUSION: Although clinical usefulness of several well-established placental lesions has been confirmed, claims about high predictability of others have not.
Jerzy Stanek; Jacek Biesiada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH; Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
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