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Vol. 20, No. 3, 2005
Issue release date: May–June 2005
Section title: Paper
Fetal Diagn Ther 2005;20:182–185
(DOI:10.1159/000083901)

Oligohydramnios in Uncomplicated Pregnancies beyond 40 Completed Weeks

Ek S. · Andersson A. · Johansson A. · Kublicas M.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Paper

Received: 8/6/2003
Accepted: 3/12/2004
Published online: 4/8/2005

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 1015-3837 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9964 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FDT

Abstract

Objectives: In low-risk pregnancies, the management of oligohydramnios is not clear. The aim of this study was to compare maternal and neonatal outcomes in cases of isolated oligohydramnios randomised to either induction of labour or expectant management. Methods: 87 women pregnant beyond 40 completed weeks were asked to participate in the study. Fifty-four accepted and were randomised at 288 days of pregnancy. Twenty-six were randomised to expectant management and 28 to induction of labour. The primary maternal outcome was the mode of delivery and the primary neonatal outcomes were cord blood pH and Apgar score at delivery. Results: No significant differences were found for any important maternal or neonatal outcome. Conclusion: Based on these results, the decisions about management could be individualised. Even though the number of patients included was small, these results are well in concordance with others.


  

Author Contacts

Sverker Ek, MD, PhD
Centre for Fetal Medicine, K 79, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge
SE–141 86 Stockholm (Sweden)
Tel. +46 8 58585356, E-Mail sverker.ek@karolinska.se

  

Article Information

Received: August 6, 2003
Accepted after revision: March 12, 2004
Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 3, Number of References : 15

  

Publication Details

Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy (Clinical Advances and Basic Research)

Vol. 20, No. 3, Year 2005 (Cover Date: May-June 2005)

Journal Editor: Holzgreve, W. (Basel)
ISSN: 1015–3837 (print), 1421–9964 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/fdt


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Received: 8/6/2003
Accepted: 3/12/2004
Published online: 4/8/2005

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 1015-3837 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9964 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FDT


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