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Predictive value, sensitivity, and specificity of ultrasonic targeted imaging for fetal anomalies in gravid women at high risk for birth defects.
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PMID:  3895949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this report the predictive value of ultrasonic targeted imaging for fetal anomalies (TIFFA) is defined. Six hundred fifteen pregnant women at high risk for birth defects were scanned from January, 1980, to December, 1983. Follow-up evaluation was available on 569 fetuses. The pregnancies were classified into five groups according to the indications used for ultrasonic targeted imaging studies. The largest number of women were placed in group 1 and were referred because of a variety of abnormalities in previous or ongoing pregnancies. The women classified in the other four groups were examined because of maternal or fetal reasons related to specific craniospinal (29%), urinary (7.9%), gastrointestinal (6.7%), and skeletal (3.7%) defects. In our series the predictive values of abnormal and normal ultrasonic targeted imaging studies were 95% and 99%, respectively. A detailed breakdown of the accuracy of ultrasonic targeted imaging in relation to each anatomic category is presented; these data are useful in counseling gravid women with anomalous fetuses.
R E Sabbagha; Z Sheikh; R K Tamura; S DalCompo; J L Simpson; R Depp; A B Gerbie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-19     Completed Date:  1985-09-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  822-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Prenatal Diagnosis*

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