Is there a relationship to dye determined or ultrasound estimated amniotic fluid volume adjusted percentiles and fetal weight adjusted percentiles?

Pat Magann, Dorota Doherty, S.P. Chauhan, J. Moses, John Newnham, J.C. Morrison

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    Abstract

    Objective: This study was undertaken to determine whether there is a correlation between neonatal birth weight and an estimated or dye-determined amniotic fluid volume.Study design: A prospective observational study of women undergoing an amniocentesis and subsequent delivery within 72 hours. Amniotic fluid volume was estimated using the amniotic fluid index (AFI) and single deepest pocket technique and calculated by the dye-dilution technique.Results: One hundred seventy-five women participated in the study. Linear regression modelling showed no significant relationship between birth weight and amniotic fluid volume adjusted for gestational age (P = .062). Similarly, there was no evidence of an association between birth weight and a dye determined amniotic fluid volume (P = .180), fixed cutoffs for the AFI (P = .224), percentiles for the AFI (P = .112), or fixed cutoffs for the single deepest pockets (P = .867).Conclusion: Neonatal birth weight is not correlated with a dye-determined or ultrasound estimated amniotic fluid volume. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1610-1614
    JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Volume190
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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