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Diagnosis and management of fetal growth restriction: the role of fetal therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17698415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fetal growth restriction remains a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality in modern obstetric practice. Placental insufficiency is the most common association, but is often a diagnosis of exclusion. Currently, no treatment can ameliorate or reverse established growth restriction: maximising gestational age and judicious timing of steroid administration and delivery are the primary tasks for the obstetrician. Although comprehensive surveillance of the preterm fetus now includes ductus venosus Doppler studies, its effectiveness in timing delivery has yet to be confirmed in randomised controlled trials. More basic research on the regulation of fetal growth is needed before specific therapies for established growth restriction can be developed.
Lisa Hui; Daniel Challis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-08-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1521-6934     ISO Abbreviation:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-19     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101121582     Medline TA:  Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, NSW, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery, Obstetric / methods
Fetal Growth Retardation / etiology,  therapy,  ultrasonography*
Fetal Therapies / methods*
Placental Insufficiency / ultrasonography
Pregnancy Outcome
Prenatal Care / methods
Risk Factors
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods

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