Assessing the diagnostic accuracy and efficacy of selected antepartum fetal surveillance techniques.

@article{Thacker1986AssessingTD,
  title={Assessing the diagnostic accuracy and efficacy of selected antepartum fetal surveillance techniques.},
  author={Stephen B. Thacker and Ruth L. Berkelman},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  year={1986},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={121-41}
}
Published studies on the contraction stress test (CST), the nonstress test (NST), and monitoring of fetal movement were reviewed to assess the accuracy and efficacy of these techniques. The false-negativity and false-positivity rates, sensitivity, and specificity of these tests were assessed with use of perinatal mortality and various measures of morbidity as outcomes. Both the CST and the NST generally demonstrated low sensitivity and high rates of false positivity. No randomized controlled… CONTINUE READING

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