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Suprapubic vs. periumbilical amniocentesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1130452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amniocentesis has assumed a major and increasing role in the proper management of highrisk pregnancies but the procedure is not without complications. This study was undertaken to compare the suprapubic with the periumblical or "small-parts"approach. A total of 308 amniocenteses were included. The suprapubic method had fewer failures and fewer complications. The rate of premature rupture of the membranes was identifical with both approaches; in fact, following either type of amniocentesis, the percentage of premature ruptured membranes was no differnet from the anticipated spontaneous rate. In all cases of premature rupture of the membranes there were no cases of respiratory distress syndrome, maternal infection, or neonatal infection.
H R Gordon; A G Deukmedjian
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1975 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-08-08     Completed Date:  1975-08-08     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:  287-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniocentesis / adverse effects,  methods*
Apgar Score
Cesarean Section
Delivery, Obstetric
Fetal Distress
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / etiology
Pubic Bone

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