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The frequency of uterine contractions in abruptio placentae.
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PMID:  1006491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The frequency of uterine contractions was studied in 37 patients with severe abruptio placentae. They ranged from 3 to 16 per 10 minutes, with a mean of 7,86. When frequency of contraction was correlated with haematological and clinical data, a slight negative correlation was found between the frequency and haemoglobin and haematocrit values. In patients with intra-uterine fetal death, the mean frequency was 8,85 as opposed to 5,55 when the infant was born alive. This difference is statistically significant. The possible role of these abnormal contractions is causing intra-uterine death is discussed.
H J Odendaal
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1976 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-02-26     Completed Date:  1977-02-26     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2129-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abruptio Placentae / blood,  physiopathology*
Fetal Death / physiopathology
Hemoglobins / analysis
Uterine Contraction*
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