Prenatal diagnosis in diabetic gravidas: utility of ultrasound and maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening.

@article{Greene1991PrenatalDI,
  title={Prenatal diagnosis in diabetic gravidas: utility of ultrasound and maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening.},
  author={Michael F Greene and B R Benacerraf},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1991},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={520-4}
}
The differences in both the biology of pregnancy and the content of routine care between gravidas with and without diabetes mellitus lead to important differences in the potential utility of both ultrasound examination and maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) screening. However, both diagnostic methods have become standards of care for these patients, without critical evaluation. This study examines the utility of both ultrasound and MSAFP in diabetic women. Four hundred thirty-two women… CONTINUE READING