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Amniotic Fluid Optical Density (AFOD) correlates with the lung maturity as well as complete maturity of the fetus ? A clinical observational study

Journal: International Archives of Integrated Medicine (IAIM) (Vol.2, No. 8)

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Page : 30-37

Keywords : AFOD; Amniotic fluid optical density; Lung maturity; Fetal maturity.;

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According to ACOG committee, complications of non-medically indicated (elective) deliveries between 37 and 39 weeks are faced with increased NICU admissions, transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN), respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), increased need for ventilator support, increased sepsis rates (suspected or proven) and higher incidence of newborn feeding problems and other transition issues. Cesarean sections done at less than 39 weeks gestation have increased risk of neonatal morbidity including respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, sepsis, NICU admissions, hospitalization for more than 5 days, etc this study aims at correlating fetal maturity with amniotic fluid optic density.

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