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Stillbirth after nonstress testing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3982728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors' experience with stillbirth within one week of a reactive nonstress test was reviewed to determine the reliability of this test in postdates patients and general high-risk patients. The corrected stillbirth rates were the same in both groups. Thirty-three percent of stillbirths in postdates patients occurred as early as 41.5 weeks' gestation. The cause of stillbirth in postdates patients was not clear even after careful autopsy. In the general high-risk group, 60% of stillbirths were due to an acute event with the remainder due to chronic fetal compromise that was not predicted by the nonstress test. Induction at 41.5 weeks' gestation or more comprehensive fetal surveillance than weekly nonstress testing are possible approaches to the management of postdates pregnancy, which need to be further studied.
V A Barss; F D Frigoletto; F Diamond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-01     Completed Date:  1985-05-01     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test
Fetal Death / diagnosis*
Fetal Heart / physiopathology*
Fetal Monitoring*
Gestational Age
Pregnancy, Prolonged
Prenatal Diagnosis* / methods

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