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The effect of Ramadan fasting on amniotic fluid volume.
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PMID:  14758378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study was carried out to assess the influence of Ramadan fasting on amniotic fluid volume. METHODS: For this purpose 2 groups of fasting (n=28) and non-fasting (n=25) pregnant women were investigated for amniotic fluid index (AFI) and deepest vertical pocket of amniotic fluid in November (Ramadan month) of 2001-2002 in Kerman Prenatal Clinics in Kerman, Iran. Mean of gestational age based on the last menstrual period and ultrasound reports were 29.6 +/- 5.8 week and 29.5 +/- 4.2 week in fasting and non-fasting groups. RESULTS: There was no significant difference between the 2 groups in age, gestational age, gravidity, parity and systolic/diastolic blood pressures. The mean deepest vertical pocket in fasting and non-fasting groups were 65.9 +/- 12.9 mm and 62.7 +/- 6.5 mm and there was no significant difference between the 2 groups in this regard. Mean AFI in fasting group (189.9 +/- 35.9 mm) and in non-fasting group (166.8 +/- 25.3 mm) showed a significant difference (p less than 0.05). CONCLUSION: Based on the results of the present study fasting in Ramadan has no significant effect on the decrease of AFI, deepest vertical pocket and amniotic fluid volume.
Zahra Kamyabi; Tayebeh Naderi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-03     Completed Date:  2004-10-05     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / metabolism*
Case-Control Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Gestational Age
Reference Values
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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