Ethics. Research. Community.

Early amniocentesis: a clinical review.

Prenatal diagnosis. 
15
(13): 
1259-1273; 
1995. 
(English). 
[Record Source: PubMed]
Early amniocentesis at less than 14 weeks gestation is becoming more common in prenatal diagnosis populations. Randomized studies are minimal and have not had the power to determine the accuracy and safety of the procedure compared to chorionic villus sampling or mid-trimester amniocentesis. Procedures at 11+0-12+6 weeks should be considered experimental. This clinical review considers the ethics, embryology, and clinical experience (cytogenetics, AFP, AChE, procedure and cytogenetic failures, spontaneous and therapeutic pregnancy losses, congenital anomalies) of early amniocentesis.
Access the full text from your libraries at your institution.  You will be navigating away from EthicShare.

Database Keywords

Detailed Record Information

Record TypeJournal Article
Record Source Status
[MEDLINE]
FormatsPrint
ISSN0197-3851