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Fetal movements and fetal outcome: a prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7243088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred sixty-four antenatal patients were monitored by maternal observation of fetal movements to predict fetal condition at birth. Abnormal fetal movements were significantly associated with fetal death as well as with poor fetal condition at birth. The sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value of monitoring abnormal fetal movements are presented. The mean weekly count decreased with advanced gestational age but not predictably so in each patient. Fetal outcome was studied prospectively in 138 patients with normal fetal movements and 23 patients with abnormal movements at term. Perinatal outcome was significantly poorer in the group with abnormal movements (P = .0015). Cognizance should be taken of patients reporting a decrease in fetal activity at term, as this may include fetal compromise.
L R Leader; P Baillie; D J Van Schalkwyk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-27     Completed Date:  1981-08-27     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Fetal Death / physiopathology
Fetal Distress / physiopathology*
Fetus / physiology*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies

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