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Routine ultrasound screening in low-risk pregnancies: imperatives for further study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10214843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The benefits of screening ultrasonography in low-risk pregnancies are uncertain and require further investigation. As researchers organize future trials, however, they will need to define clearly the structure and content of the screening ultrasound examination and explicitly detail those outcomes considered important. Such studies must examine the effectiveness of screening sonography in comparison with and in the context of other available prenatal tests and screens. Until studies showing efficacy are available, screening ultrasound in low-risk pregnancies should be considered only when patients, guided by clinicians, consider the potential benefits to be of value.
J L Ecker; F D Frigoletto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-20     Completed Date:  1999-05-20     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  607-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Risk Factors
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / utilization*

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