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The clinical significance of low urine oestriol values.
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PMID:  272549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urine oestriol values from 327 pregnancies with antenatal complications were measured between 30 weeks gestation and term. Mean values were much lower than those obtained from pregnancies without complications. When infants were light for dates or developed evidence of neonatal morbidity, oestriol values were more likely to have been below the normal range than in pregnancies resulting in deliveries of normal infants. There was no evidence of severe fetal jeopardy in most pregnancies with oestriol values below normal. Perinatal death was consistently predicted when urine oestriol values lay below a line joining 35 mumol/day at 30 weeks and 65 mumol/day at term.
D S Weerasinghe; M Legge; D R Aickin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-26     Completed Date:  1978-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Estriol / urine*
Fetal Death / urine
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology,  mortality
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
Pregnancy Complications / urine*
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