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Reliability of ultrasonographic formulary in the prediction of fetal weight and survival of very-low-birth-weight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2240108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Antenatal management of very-low-birth-weight infants often requires difficult obstetric decisions. This study was designed to evaluate the predictive value for neonatal outcome of antenatally acquired estimation of gestational age and ultrasonographically estimated fetal weight or a combination of both in very-low-birth-weight infants. Sixty-seven fetuses with estimated gestational ages between 22 0/7 and 28 6/7 weeks were studied ultrasonographically to estimate fetal weight. A comparison of accuracy of estimated fetal weight with actual birth weight showed good correlation (r = 0.93). Neonatal outcome of these infants was analyzed by estimated gestational age and estimated fetal weight. Estimated gestational age and estimated fetal weight greater than 25 weeks and greater than 750 gm were associated with 50% survival, respectively. However, when both of these conditions were met survival reached 85%. This information may be useful to guide antepartum management decisions in this very-low-birth-weight group.
M D Mills; M P Nageotte; J P Elliott; M Crade; W Dorchester
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  163     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-14     Completed Date:  1990-12-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1568-74     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85006.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Body Weight*
Chi-Square Distribution
Embryonic and Fetal Development*
Fetal Viability*
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Predictive Value of Tests
Pregnancy Outcome
Ultrasonography, Prenatal* / methods

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