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Factors affecting outcome in post-term birth.
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PMID:  9425577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Studies published in the past year confirm that, under current conditions of good ascertainment of gestational age and careful clinical management of post-term pregnancies, post-term births are not at increased risk of perinatal mortality. They are, however, still at increased risk of intrapartum fetal distress and cesarean birth. The main risk factor for poor fetal and neonatal outcomes is small fetal size. Risk markers for those at risk of intrapartum difficulties include amniotic fluid volume and fetal biophysical profile. While there is no longer increased mortality associated with post-term birth per se, this is very much the result of clinical selection factors and modern perinatal management. Post-term pregnancies remain an obstetrical risk group.
M K Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1040-872X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-23     Completed Date:  1998-02-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007264     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / physiology
Fetal Death / epidemiology
Fetal Distress / epidemiology
Fetus / physiology
Gestational Age*
Infant, Postmature / physiology*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy, High-Risk / physiology*,  psychology
Risk Factors

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