antenatal screening


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antenatal screening

A part of ANTENATAL CARE often involving ultrasound imaging of the uterus and fetus, and sometime AMNIOCENTESIS or CHORIONIC VILLUS SAMPLING. Antenatal screening can detect multiple pregnancies, abnormally placed placentas, excess uterine fluid (HYDRAMNIOS) and fetal abnormalities such as SPINA BIFIDA, ANENCEPHALY, congenital heart disease, polycystic kidneys and bowel and urinary tract obstruction.
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Comparison of the AmpliVue, BD Max System, and illumigene molecular assays for detection of Group B Streptococcus in antenatal screening specimens.
We aim to determine patient demographics that will enable creation of targeted antenatal screening programs to reduce perinatal illness and death associated with congenital Chagas disease.
Polycarpou said it was clear that when women, especially migrants have no antenatal screening or care and resort to unsafe abortion methods with no medical care after a miscarriage, this is because they are forced to by the policies and practices of the state.
7,8) Antenatal screening developed into a routine component of antenatal care, including specialised blood tests, ultrasound, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.
1 These declines have been due in large part to improved prevention technology, including widespread antenatal screening for HIV, suppressive antiretroviral prophylaxis and therapy, use of cesarean sections, and avoidance of breast feeding.
While the importance of antenatal screening for GDM is well recognised, postpartum follow up is often ignored.
Unlike other "V" codes that many payers ignore, the V codes for pregnancy care, whether for routine supervision, high-risk supervision, or antenatal screening are accepted by payers as reasons for care.
Our results confirm our hypothesis--most patients who underwent a pyeloplasty at our institution were symptomatic, and therefore, did not benefit from early intervention secondary to antenatal screening.
Prenatal diagnosis needs to be differentiated from routine antenatal screening.