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Prenatal genetic screening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11380268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents a discussion of screening principles and techniques available to screen for common birth defects during pregnancy. Sixty-five to 70% of women have serum screening and /or ultrasound during pregnancy to evaluate the health and well-being of the developing fetus. The most common birth defects identified by screening include neural tube defects and chromosome abnormalities. Nurses employed in prenatal care settings need to have accurate information they can provide to women so they understand the benefits and limitations of screening. Timely presentation of information and identification of available resources will help nurses minimize confusion and provide support for women as they proceed with pregnancy screening.
S S Grant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Online journal of issues in nursing     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1091-3734     ISO Abbreviation:  Online J Issues Nurs     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-30     Completed Date:  2002-07-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806525     Medline TA:  Online J Issues Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Down Syndrome / diagnosis
Gastroschisis / diagnosis
Genetic Diseases, Inborn / diagnosis*,  psychology
Genetic Testing / methods*,  nursing*,  psychology
Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Neural Tube Defects / diagnosis
Nurse's Role*
Patient Education as Topic*
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Prenatal Diagnosis / nursing*,  psychology
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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