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Effect of betamethasone on analysis of amniotic fluid in the rhesus-sensitized pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  402075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Betamethasone was administered to six rhesus-sensitized pregnant women carrying seven fetuses in an attempt to accelerate fetal pulmonary maturation. A reduction in optical density of amniotic fluid at 450 mmu was observed in all cases following steroid therapy; however, only minimal changes were noted in the lecithin-sphingomyelin ratio. The implications of these findings for the management of rhesus-sensitized pregnancies are discussed.
Authors:
S N Caritis; E Mueller-Heuback; D I Edelstone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1977 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-04-01     Completed Date:  1977-04-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amniocentesis
Amniotic Fluid / analysis*
Betamethasone / pharmacology*
Blood Group Incompatibility / metabolism*
Female
Humans
Lung / embryology
Phosphatidylcholines / analysis
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / metabolism*
Rh-Hr Blood-Group System*
Spectrophotometry
Sphingomyelins / analysis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phosphatidylcholines; 0/Rh-Hr Blood-Group System; 0/Sphingomyelins; 378-44-9/Betamethasone

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