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A critical review of intrauterine fetal transfusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  823957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A critical review of 142 intrauterine fetal transfusions performed in 99 patients during 107 pregnancies raised doubts about the absolute benefit of the procedure. Two main problems emerged: the diagnostic criteria upon which decisions were based were inadequate and the fetal mortality associated with transfusion was high, especially when this was performed before 28 weeks. We measured amniotic fluid bilirubin concentration by a biochemical method but the results following intrauterine fetal transfusion were similar to those observed by others using spectrophotometric examination of amniotic fluid.
A Palmer; R R Gordon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1976 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-30     Completed Date:  1976-12-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  688-93     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology
Amniotic Fluid / analysis*
Bilirubin / analysis*
Blood Transfusion, Intrauterine / methods,  mortality*
Congenital Abnormalities / epidemiology
Erythroblastosis, Fetal / diagnosis,  therapy*
Fetal Death / etiology
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Mental Retardation / epidemiology
Prenatal Diagnosis / methods
Rh-Hr Blood-Group System
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Rh-Hr Blood-Group System; 635-65-4/Bilirubin

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