alexa Low amniotic fluid index at term as a predictor of adverse perinatal outcome.
Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive Medicine

Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health

Author(s): Bachhav AA, Waikar M

Abstract Share this page

Abstract AIM: To determine whether an antepartum low amniotic fluid index (AFI) is a predictor of adverse perinatal outcome in normal pregnancy and to determine a threshold level of AFI that could predict an adverse outcome. METHODS: This was a prospective study conducted among 180 pregnant women at 37-40 weeks of gestation with no known obstetric or medical complications with an AFI ≤ 5th percentile. The results were statistically analyzed and compared. RESULTS: In the control group, the mean AFI was 10.14 cm and in the study group, it was 4.14 cm. 65 \% patients in the study group and 24 \% in the control group had a non-reactive non-stress Test. In the control group, 53 \% of patients were induced for reasons other than oligohydramnios, while in the study group, 86 \% of patients were induced for oligohydramnios. Among the control group, 33 \% had a LSCS, while 67 \% delivered vaginally; and in the study group, 34 \% delivered vaginally and 66 \% had a LSCS. In our study, a 5-min APGAR < 7 was seen in 34 \% in the study group and 11 \% in the control group. 33 \% neonates in the control group and 64 \% in the study group had birth weights <2.5 kg. CONCLUSIONS: In the presence of oligohydramnios, perinatal morbidity and mortality are high. Determination of AFI is a valuable screening test for predicting fetal distress.
This article was published in J Obstet Gynaecol India and referenced in Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version