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Ultrasonic estimation of fetal weight: a new predictive model incorporating femur length for the low-birth-weight fetus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3934218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasonic measurements of biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference, and femur length were made in 50 preterm fetuses within 48 h of delivery. Measurements of femur length in addition to fetal head and abdomen significantly improved fetal weight prediction. A computer-derived formula incorporating femur length as an index of total fetal length was derived. This predicted 84% of weights within 10% of the birth weight. Comparisons with other formulas are given.
A B Roberts; A J Lee; A G James
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-09     Completed Date:  1986-01-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  555-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Embryonic and Fetal Development*
Femur / anatomy & histology*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Models, Theoretical
Erratum In:
JCU 1986 Sep;14(7):574

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