advanced maternal age


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advanced maternal age

Abbreviation: AMA
A term used to describe the age of women for whom pregnancy presents increased risks either to the fetus or to the mother. In the medical literature this age is variably stated as being over 35.
See also: age
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Pregnancy outcome in primiparae of advanced maternal age.
The influence of HIV status on women of advanced maternal age presenting for genetic counseling [Research report].
Other causes were anovulation (23%); advanced maternal age or premature ovarian failure (22%); polycystic ovarian disease (19%); endometriosis (13%); and recurrent miscarriage (12%).
The main significance of this study is not that menarche is usefully predictive of the risk of complications, but that the current finding sheds light on why advanced maternal age at the time of first birth might be associated with increased risks," The BBC quoted Researcher Professor Gordon Smith as saying.
Briefly, 14 prenatal diagnostic centers in California and elsewhere in the United States recruited women already scheduled to have an amniocentesis between 14 and 21 weeks of gestation, usually because of advanced maternal age.
Candidates for PGD testing include those experiencing recurrent miscarriage, previous unsuccessful IVF cycles, unexplained infertility, male factor infertility, or women of advanced maternal age.
In healthy nulliparous women, both advanced maternal age and obesity influence pregnancy outcomes.
To the Editor: The policy of the Division of Human Genetics (National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) and University of the Witwatersrand) in respect of prenatal testing for chromosome abnormalities in women of advanced maternal age has changed.
All studies were limited to singleton pregnancies with normal, Down syndrome, or trisomy 18 karyotypes and to women undergoing genetic analysis for advanced maternal age reasons only.
Hobbins, who has spent more than three decades using ultrasound in a perinatal setting, also thoroughly explores vital issues such as: comprehensive examination of the fetal anatomy the meaning of various abnormal findings how ultrasound can be used to enhance the management of obstetrical complications dealing with discrepant biometry diabetes and hypertension advanced maternal age preterm labor intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) safety of ultrasound.
High incidence rate of babies born with certain type of chromosomal abnormalities, growing trend of child bearing at advanced maternal age and enhanced popularity of NIPT among gynecologists and high risk pregnant women are some of the major factors anticipated to drive growth of the NIPT market during the forecast period.
Indications for enrollment among the 4,401 women who participated in the study included advanced maternal age in about half of the patients, a positive first or second trimester screen in about 20%, and an abnormal ultrasound in about 25%, with "other" indications accounting for the remaining participants.
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