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Indications for invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures at a dedicated fetal medicine centre: an 8 year audit 2003-2010.
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PMID:  24145255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE: Analyze indications and type of prenatal diagnostic procedures performed. Method: This retrospective audit was conducted at a dedicated fetal medicine center in Petaling Jaya. All invasive prenatal diagnosis procedures performed from 2003 up until 2010 (amniocentesis, chorionic villous sampling and fetal blood sampling) were analyzed.
RESULT: A total of 1560 invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures were performed during the 8 year period. Advanced maternal age is the leading indication for invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures followed by fetal abnormalities. The fetal loss rate was 0.2% for amniocentesis and 1.2% for CVS.
CONCLUSION: Advanced maternal age is the leading indication for invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures at this centre but is on a declining trend. The fetal loss rates are comparable to auditable standards set by professional bodies, in this case, the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of London.
Authors:
V Valayatham; R Subramaniam; M J Yap; P Chia
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Sabah Women & Children Hospital (Likas), PO Box 187, 88996, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. vj1vela@gmail.com.
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