Gestational age assessment in malaria pregnancy cohorts: a prospective ultrasound demonstration project in Malawi

@inproceedings{Wylie2013GestationalAA,
  title={Gestational age assessment in malaria pregnancy cohorts: a prospective ultrasound demonstration project in Malawi},
  author={Blair J Wylie and Linda V Kalilani-Phiri and Mwayiwawo Madanitsa and Gladys Membe and Osward M. Nyirenda and Patricia M Mawindo and Redson Kuyenda and Albert Malenga and Abbey R Masonbrink and Bonus Makanani and Phillip C. Thesing and Miriam K Laufer},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2013}
}
Malaria during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for low birth weight (<2500 grams). Distinguishing infants that are born premature (< 37 weeks) from those that are growth-restricted (less than the 10th percentile at birth) requires accurate assessment of gestational age. Where ultrasound is accessible, sonographic confirmation of gestational age is more accurate than menstrual dating. The goal was to pilot the feasibility and utility of adding ultrasound to an observational… CONTINUE READING
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