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Gender-specific weight estimation of fetuses between 2,501 and 3,999 g--new regression formulae.
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PMID:  18832848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To develop new gender-specific regression formulae to estimate fetal weight focusing on a particular weight range from 2,501 to 3,999 g. METHODS: 3,254 singleton pregnancies were included to generate new regression formulae for female and male fetuses, and to evaluate their accuracy. RESULTS: In comparison with commonly used formulae, the new gender-specific and weight-range-specific method of fetal weight estimation provided greater accuracy. The mean absolute error was less than 7%. CONCLUSIONS: When properly used, the new formulae can improve the accuracy of weight estimations in fetuses between 2,501 and 3,999 g.
Jörn Siemer; Antonia Hilbert; Tanja Wolf; Nicola Hart; Andreas Müller; Ralf L Schild
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-21     Completed Date:  2009-01-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mannheim University Hospital, Mannheim, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Cross-Sectional Studies
Fetal Weight*
Fetus / anatomy & histology*
Regression Analysis
Retrospective Studies
Sex Factors
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*

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