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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(39) In our setting, early detection in females could be partly attributed to the antenatal screening program that was adopted in the country from 2009.
Klausner, "Lost opportunity to save newborn lives: variable national antenatal screening policies for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis " International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol.
At 28 weeks of gestation, she attended her antenatal clinic for blood tests as part of routine antenatal screening. A full blood count, taken a week previously, had been normal.
Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein measurement in antenatal screening for anencephaly and spina bifida in early pregnancy.
The role of religion in decision-making on antenatal screening of congenital anomalies: A qualitative study amongst Muslim Turkish origin immigrants.
Evaluation of universal antenatal screening for group B Streptococcus.
It is an important part of antenatal screening to identify women whose pregnancies are at risk of complications to reduce adverse outcome3.
Universal early antenatal screening for diabetes should be strongly considered as the obesity epidemic increases, in order to reduce the perinatal risk that undiagnosed diabetes has on the pregnancy.
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.