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A new formula for prenatal ultrasonographic weight estimation in extremely preterm fetuses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8575697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A new formula for the prenatal estimation of the weight of extremely preterm fetuses was derived using ultrasound measurements and birth weights of 73 premature infants delivered before 30 completed weeks of pregnancy and weighing between 400 and 1,680 g at birth. The actual birth weight lay within +/- 15% of the estimated weight calculated with this formula in 92% of the cases. Preliminary testing of the reliability of the formula was performed on a further test group of 19 nonselected cases. The formula developed in this study offers a reliable and simple method of prenatal estimation of fetal weight between 23 and 30 weeks of gestation.
Authors:
G Mielke; B Pietsch-Breitfeld; R Salinas; T Risse; K Marzusch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic and obstetric investigation     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0378-7346     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Obstet. Invest.     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-14     Completed Date:  1996-03-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7900587     Medline TA:  Gynecol Obstet Invest     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tübingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Body Weight*
Female
Fetal Growth Retardation / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age / physiology
Pregnancy
Reproducibility of Results
Retrospective Studies
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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