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Work-up of stillbirth: a review of the evidence.
Despite improvements in antenatal and intrapartum care, stillbirth, defined as in utero fetal death at 20 weeks of gestation or greater, remains an important, largely unstudied, and poignant problemExpand
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Reference values for singleton and twin placental weights.
The largest series of normal singleton placental weights was collected in the Collaborative Perinatal Study between the years 1959 and 1966 but values for normal twin placental weights were notExpand
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Karyotype versus microarray testing for genetic abnormalities after stillbirth.
BACKGROUND Genetic abnormalities have been associated with 6 to 13% of stillbirths, but the true prevalence may be higher. Unlike karyotype analysis, microarray analysis does not require live cells,Expand
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An evaluation of classification systems for stillbirth
BackgroundAudit and classification of stillbirths is an essential part of clinical practice and a crucial step towards stillbirth prevention. Due to the limitations of the ICD system and lack of anExpand
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Causes of death and associated conditions (Codac) – a utilitarian approach to the classification of perinatal deaths
A carefully classified dataset of perinatal mortality will retain the most significant information on the causes of death. Such information is needed for health care policy development, surveillanceExpand
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Reference Values for Second Trimester Fetal and Neonatal Organ Weights and Measurements
To establish accurate reference ranges for the entire second trimester, we documented organ weights, body weight, and linear measurements for 597 fetuses and neonates with gestational ages rangingExpand
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Association Between Stillbirth and Illicit Drug Use and Smoking During Pregnancy
OBJECTIVE: To compare illicit drug and smoking use in pregnancies with and without stillbirth. METHODS: The Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network conducted a case–control study from March 2006 toExpand
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Postmortem Lung Weight/Body Weight Standards for Term and Preterm Infants
Assessment of lung development is a crucial component of the perinatal autopsy, especially in preterm infants. In current pathology practice, the diagnosis of lung hypoplasia in very prematureExpand
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Influence of chorioamnionitis on developmental outcome in very low birth weight infants.
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of exposure to chorioamnionitis on developmental outcome in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS Five hundred four maternal charts (97% of all VLBWExpand
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Placental Findings in Singleton Stillbirths
OBJECTIVE: To compare placental lesions for stillbirth cases and live birth controls in a population-based study. METHODS: Pathologic examinations were performed on placentas from singletonExpand
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