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The value of amnioscopy in surveillance of postdate pregnancy.
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PMID:  3250444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The accuracy and reliability of amnioscopy in detecting the presence of meconium in amniotic fluid and in predicting fetal distress were evaluated in 289 postdate pregnancies. Meconium-stained amniotic fluid tended to be associated with complications of pregnancy such as ABO incompatibility (p less than 0.05), the need for operative delivery (p less than 0.02), and fetal distress at birth (p less than 0.05). Amnioscopy failed to detect the presence of meconium antenatally in most cases (57%), and positive amnioscopy for meconium was unrelated to the incidence of fetal distress. When meconium was present, induction of labour was ineffective in reducing the incidence of fetal distress. Amnioscopy is not recommended for the monitoring of postdate pregnancies.
D Levran; Z Shoham; M Geranek; M Greenwald; S Mashiach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-07-03     Completed Date:  1989-07-03     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:  271-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Tel-Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / analysis
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Fetal Distress / diagnosis*
Meconium / analysis
Pregnancy, Prolonged*

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