Progress in fetal assessment

Biggs J.S.G. (1975) Progress in fetal assessment. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 45 2: 227-233.

Author Biggs J.S.G.
Title Progress in fetal assessment
Journal name Obstetrics and Gynecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-233X
Publication date 1975-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 45
Issue 2
Start page 227
End page 233
Total pages 7
Subject 2729 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Abstract The growth areas in fetal assessment in late pregnancy have been studied by making a quantitative review of the papers in four obstetric journals. Of the 130 relevant pa pers published in 1973, the most common subject treated was the phospholipid test of fetal lung maturity. Other important tests reviewed were estrogen assays, ultrasonic studies, human placental lactogen and alpha-fetoprotein measurements. The clinical value of phospholipid tests was demonstrated, liquor creatinine assays are much inferior in assessing fetal maturity. Plasma estriol assays are likely to be of increasing importance in clinical practice. Some caution should be applied in the interpretation of ultrasonic measurements of biparietal diameter as a test of fetal development and well-being.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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