Condition-specific antepartum fetal testing

Eftichia V. Kontopoulos, Anthony M. Vintzileos

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the best available antepartum fetal testing methods according to the underlying pathophysiologic condition. We reviewed the current literature and our clinical experience with respect to condition-specific antepartum fetal testing. The efficacy of most antepartum tests that we use today is not supported by randomized controlled clinical trials, but from observational nonrandomized studies and expert opinion (evidence levels II or III). Based on the available evidence, the accuracy of a test depends on the underlying pathophysiologic condition. To improve accuracy, we must use condition-specific fetal testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1546-1551
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume191
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Antepartum testing
  • Evidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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