Does performing fetal ultrasound assessment once versus twice in the third trimester in low risk women alter the stillbirth rate?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323541
Title:
Does performing fetal ultrasound assessment once versus twice in the third trimester in low risk women alter the stillbirth rate?
Authors:
Mone, F; Meti, S; Ong, S
Citation:
Mone F, Meti S, Ong S. Does performing fetal ultrasound assessment once versus twice in the third trimester in low risk women alter the stillbirth rate? IMJ 2014 107(6)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323541
Abstract:
The aim of this retrospective observational study was to evaluate if performing fetal growth scans once or twice in the third trimester impacts on stillbirth rates in low risk pregnancies. The study was performed in a tertiary centre with 6,000 deliveries per annum. Data on all deliveries was collected via the National Maternity System Database and high risk pregnancies were excluded to calculate the stillbirth rate before and after 2011 when ultrasound assessment was performed twice and once in the third trimester. Between 2009-2012 there were 18,856 low risk-pregnancy deliveries with 45 stillbirths, (average stillbirth rate 0.26%). The stillbirth rate in 2009/2010 was 54/9423 (0.25%). The stillbirth rate in 2012 was 13/5615 (0.27%). [ p= 0.897; chi square= 0.017; df =1]. There was no statistical difference in the stillbirth rate when low risk women were scanned once or twice in the third trimester.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PREGNANCY
Local subject classification:
ULTRASONOGRAPHY; STILLBIRTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMone, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMeti, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOng, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-21T14:16:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-21T14:16:11Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-
dc.identifier.citationMone F, Meti S, Ong S. Does performing fetal ultrasound assessment once versus twice in the third trimester in low risk women alter the stillbirth rate? IMJ 2014 107(6)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323541-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this retrospective observational study was to evaluate if performing fetal growth scans once or twice in the third trimester impacts on stillbirth rates in low risk pregnancies. The study was performed in a tertiary centre with 6,000 deliveries per annum. Data on all deliveries was collected via the National Maternity System Database and high risk pregnancies were excluded to calculate the stillbirth rate before and after 2011 when ultrasound assessment was performed twice and once in the third trimester. Between 2009-2012 there were 18,856 low risk-pregnancy deliveries with 45 stillbirths, (average stillbirth rate 0.26%). The stillbirth rate in 2009/2010 was 54/9423 (0.25%). The stillbirth rate in 2012 was 13/5615 (0.27%). [ p= 0.897; chi square= 0.017; df =1]. There was no statistical difference in the stillbirth rate when low risk women were scanned once or twice in the third trimester.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen_GB
dc.subject.otherULTRASONOGRAPHYen_GB
dc.subject.otherSTILLBIRTHen_GB
dc.titleDoes performing fetal ultrasound assessment once versus twice in the third trimester in low risk women alter the stillbirth rate?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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