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Title: Sonographic fetal biometry charts for a Pakistani cohort
Authors: Akhtar, W.
Ali, A.
Arain, M.A.
Saeed, F.
Siddiqui, S.
Memon, A.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: This study aimed to develop growth centiles at different gestational weeks for fetal biparietal diameter, abdominal circumference, femur length and head circumference in a Pakistani cohort. Data were collected at a tertiary referral hospital from pregnant women at gestational ages 13-40 weeks referred for obstetric ultrasound as a part of routine antenatal care. A total of 1599 fetal sonographic biometric measurements were collected after screening for the inclusion criteria. For each measurement, separate regression models were derived to estimate the mean, standard deviation and reference percentiles at each week of gestational age for this cohort. The best fitting model for each variable was selected. These charts will help radiologists and clinicians in predicting dates of delivery, assessing fetal growth and identifying intrauterine fetal insufficiency in the Pakistani population
Description: 969-975
Keywords: Fetus
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Fetal Development
Gestational Age
Growth Charts
Subject: Biometry
ISSN: 1020-3397
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