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Accelerated clotting time with amniotic fluid: a reliable indicator of fetal maturity

*, Chitra S and Kushtagi, Pralhad and Rao, Kuntal (2013) Accelerated clotting time with amniotic fluid: a reliable indicator of fetal maturity. Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , 1 (1). pp. 7-13.

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Abstract

Estimation of gestational age is one of the corner stone of prenatal care. Preterm birth rates are higher in developing countries. Women presenting late in pregnancy poses a great problem in assessing gestational age, even USG may not provide correct estimation. Amniotic fluid near term contains an increased amount of surfactant protein. It accelerates the clotting if added to the blood. Accelerated clotting time (aACT) in amniotic fluid is a simple easy bedside test especially for unreported cases admitted with uncertain gestational length.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amniotic fluid; Clotting time; Preterm.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 11 May 2013 06:48
Last Modified: 11 May 2013 06:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/95017

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