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Correlation of first-trimester fetal crown-rump length with outcome of pregnancy and birth weight.
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PMID:  22944214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of crown-rump length (CRL) in the first trimester with low birth weight and adverse pregnancy outcome. METHODS: In a prospective cross-sectional study, CRL was measured in 876 healthy pregnant women undergoing ultrasound evaluation between 9 and 14weeks of gestation. Birth weight and pregnancy outcomes were analyzed for the 544 participants who met the study criteria. RESULTS: Low (<2500g) and high (>4000g) birth weights were correlated with the difference between actual and expected CRL expressed in days of gestation, but no correlation was found between the difference between actual and expected CRL and premature delivery. Low birth weight (P=0.005) and abortion (P=0.03) were also correlated with the difference between actual and expected CRL. CONCLUSION: Routinely measuring CRL during the first trimester to detect CRLs shorter than expected for gestational age could be useful to obstetricians. Anticipating a low birth weight and being warned about the possibility of abortion would enable them to manage prenatal care and delivery more appropriately.
Homeira Vafaei; Alamtaj Samsami; Jaleh Zolghadri; Azam Hosseini-Nohadani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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