Author(s): Chamberlain PF, Manning FA, Morrison I, Harman CR, Lange IR, Chamberlain PF, Manning FA, Morrison I, Harman CR, Lange IR, Chamberlain PF, Manning FA, Morrison I, Harman CR, Lange IR
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Abstract Qualitative amniotic fluid volume determination is a routine part of fetal biophysical profile score testing. The relationship between oligohydramnios and poor perinatal outcome has been previously documented. We have undertaken a retrospective chart review relating qualitative amniotic fluid volume as determined at the time of last biophysical profile score assessment to perinatal outcome in 7582 referred high-risk obstetric patients. Gross and corrected perinatal mortality in association with normal qualitative amniotic fluid volume ranged from 4.65/1000 and 1.97/1000, respectively, to 187.5/1000 and 109.4/1000 in association with decreased qualitative amniotic fluid volume, respectively. The incidences of major congenital anomaly and intrauterine growth retardation were significantly related to qualitative amniotic fluid volume.
This article was published in Am J Obstet Gynecol
and referenced in Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health