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Lecithin Content of amniotic fluid in twin pregnancies with and without long-term tocolytic therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6108904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the period from January 1973 to October 1979, 55 transabdominal amniocenteses were performed on 40 twin pregnancies and the lecithin content of the amniotic fluid obtained was established in order to determine the fetal lung maturity. The lecithin determination was performed densitometrically according to Kynast and Saling. Through long-term tocolysis in twins the surfactant production rate is delayed in each phase of the pregnancy, whereas in a collective without long-term tocolysis one can reckon with sufficient fetal lung maturity from the 35th week onwards.
K Goeschen; J W Dudenhausen; G Kynast; E Saling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic and obstetric investigation     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0378-7346     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Obstet. Invest.     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-24     Completed Date:  1981-03-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7900587     Medline TA:  Gynecol Obstet Invest     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic beta-Agonists / pharmacology*
Amniotic Fluid / metabolism*
Betamethasone / pharmacology
Fetal Organ Maturity
Lung / embryology
Phosphatidylcholines / metabolism*
Placenta / blood supply*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Pulmonary Surfactants / biosynthesis
Regional Blood Flow / drug effects
Uterus / blood supply*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Agonists; 0/Phosphatidylcholines; 0/Pulmonary Surfactants; 378-44-9/Betamethasone

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