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The effects of maternal position on the amniotic fluid index.
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PMID:  16567432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the influence of maternal positioning on the measurement of the amniotic fluid index (AFI) in third-trimester pregnancies. We wanted to determine whether a change in the position of the women, from supine-flat to supine-elevated, would influence the measurement of the AFI. METHODS: Each patient had AFI measurements obtained in both positions by the same investigator. RESULTS: We determined the values of the amniotic fluid index to be consistent in both positions for pregnancies with normal AFI measurements. CONCLUSIONS: Measurements of the amniotic fluid did not appear to be influenced by maternal position in the third trimester when the AFI was in the normal range.
Terry Tressler; Monica Bernazzoli; James Hole; Francis Martinez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-28     Completed Date:  2006-09-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Maternal Fetal Medicine of Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA 17101, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / ultrasonography*
Quality Assurance, Health Care / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Supine Position*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*

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