Effect of maternal-fetal disorders on lung maturation. I. Diabetes mellitus.


Amniotic fluid for fetal lung maturity studies was obtained from 287 healthy and 198 diabetic women. Classes of diabetes were as follows: Class A, 111; Class B, 58; Class C, 13; Class D, 11; Class F, 4; and Class R, 1. The regression lines representing the relationship of amniotic fluid lecithin phosphorus concentration to gestational age at amniocentesis… (More)