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Evaluation of fundal height measurement in antenatal care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3901997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The value of symphysis-fundus measurement (fundal height) as a screening procedure for fetal growth was assessed. The reproducibility of measurements between staff of differing antenatal experience was +/- 2 cm in 95% of cases. Fundal height was correlated with ultrasound measurement of biparietal diameter and abdominal area, and coefficients of 0.84 and 0.74 respectively were obtained; 73.1% of babies weighing below the 10th percentile for gestation were detected by one measurement of 3 cm or more below the mean for gestation.
M S Rogers; P G Needham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1985 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-07     Completed Date:  1985-11-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Fetal Growth Retardation / diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Prenatal Care*
Uterus / anatomy & histology*

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