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The use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of fetal lung maturity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6378474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have shown that there is a relationship between a BPD of at least 9.2 cm and the presence of lung maturity in the fetus of a nondiabetic pregnancy. The presence of a grade III placenta in the late third trimester appears to be a reliable predictor of maturity, but more data need to be assessed before the utility of this method at any gestational age can be properly evaluated. We have discussed a scheme incorporating ultrasonographic observations and laboratory analysis in reducing the risk of iatrogenic hyaline membrane disease and reducing the need for amniocentesis.
S H Golde; L D Platt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0009-9201     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-14     Completed Date:  1984-09-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-401     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / analysis
Fetal Organ Maturity
Fetus / physiology
Hyaline Membrane Disease / prevention & control*
Infant, Newborn
Lung / embryology*
Phosphatidylcholines / analysis
Placenta / physiology
Pregnancy in Diabetics / diagnosis
Retrospective Studies
Sphingomyelins / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phosphatidylcholines; 0/Sphingomyelins

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