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The prediction of intrauterine growth retardation in remote area aboriginal women using serial fundal-symphysial height measurements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2619677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A well recognised, simple and effective method of charting uterine growth by measuring the fundal-symphysial height serially was used in 3 tribal Aboriginal communities in East Arnhemland. A total of 34 women were followed with serial measurements using a nomogram derived from Quaranta et al. There were 7 births with recorded birth-weights of 2,500g or less (range 2,130g-2,500g). Six of these had serial fundal height measurements consistently at or below the 10th percentile. These 6 babies were also found to be small for gestational age. There were 13 births with recorded birth-weights between 2,500g-3,000g. Four of these babies had serial fundal height measurements at or below the 10th percentile and 3 of the 4 were small for gestational age. It is suggested that fundal-symphysial height measurements may be useful in the detection of intrauterine growth retardation, particularly in remote areas where there is a shortage of experienced medical personnel. It can be used by trained Health Workers and provides an objective record of antenatal progress.
R Norton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-06     Completed Date:  1990-03-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bathurst Island, Northern Territory.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Growth Retardation / diagnosis*
Northern Territory
Oceanic Ancestry Group*
Pubic Symphysis / anatomy & histology*
Rural Health*
Uterus / anatomy & histology*

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