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Stillbirth: maternal and fetal evaluation.
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PMID:  2793537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stillbirth occurs in approximately 1% of all pregnancies and, therefore, unfortunately, is an experience that most physicians caring for pregnant women will face in their professional careers. Because stillbirth is such an unpleasant and traumatic experience, a detailed evaluation is often deferred. The most common cause of stillbirth is believed to be chronic fetal hypoxia or asphyxia. However, this may not always be obvious initially. Therefore, the physician must be prepared to provide a complete evaluation. A protocol is provided to aid in that task. Obviously, not all the tests and studies described need to be performed in every case; a tailored evaluation, if possible, is always preferable.
P S Konchak; B D Billman; J R Walczak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0098-6151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-17     Completed Date:  1989-11-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503065     Medline TA:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1150-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Death / etiology*
Pregnancy Complications / psychology*

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