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Real-time ultrasound of the placenta in assessment of fetal pulmonic maturity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7058848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of ultrasound is a noninvasive method of assessing fetal maturity. However, in order for it to be a substitute for amniocentesis, a high degree of accuracy is required. Static ultrasound examination of placental development has revealed certain patterns of maturity which have suggested to be predictors of fetal pulmonary maturity. This study analyzes 100 patients near term for the accuracy of placental grade in predicting pulmonary maturity when measured by the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio and by clinical development of the respiratory distress syndrome in the neonate. A mature placental grade (Grade III) determined by real-time sonography corresponded to fetal lung maturity in all cases (n = 15). Placental grade as determined by this methodology appeared to be an accurate predictor of fetal maturity in the population examined.
R A Petrucha; S H Golde; L D Platt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1982 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-20     Completed Date:  1982-04-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / analysis
Fetal Organ Maturity
Infant, Newborn
Lung / embryology*
Phosphatidylcholines / analysis
Placenta / physiology*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / diagnosis
Sphingomyelins / analysis
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phosphatidylcholines; 0/Sphingomyelins

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