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Fetal biophysical profile score in triplet pregnancies.
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PMID:  7932395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Assessment of the last fetal biophysical profile score (BPS) (excluding nonstress test) prior to delivery was carried out in 35 triplet pregnancies. A normal BPS was found to be reliable in predicting nondistressed fetuses in triplets (specificity, 94.9%), while an equivocal BPS (6/8) had low sensitivity (14.3%) in predicting distressed fetuses. Two stillbirths were not detected by ultrasound prior to delivery. No correlation was found between the BPS and either neonatal morbidity or perinatal mortality. The BPS could not differentiate between distressed and nondistressed fetuses in the same pregnancy. These results suggest that an equivocal BPS has limited value in predicting fetal distress in triplet pregnancies, but a normal one could be used to predict nondistressed fetuses.
M Alcalay; S Lipitz; Z Ben Rafael; G Barkai; S Mashiach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-08     Completed Date:  1994-11-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Fetal Distress / physiopathology
Fetal Monitoring / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy, Multiple
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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