Amniocentesis

Known as: amniocentesis procedure, Diagnostic amniocentesis, amniotic fluid test (AFT) 
A prenatal diagnostic procedure in which a small sample of amniotic fluid is removed from the uterus by a needle inserted into the abdomen. This… (More)

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1956-2017
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Highly Cited
2016
Highly Cited
2016
BACKGROUND The incidence of microcephaly in Brazil in 2015 was 20 times higher than in previous years. Congenital microcephaly is… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
OBJECTIVES To validate the clinical efficacy and practical feasibility of massively parallel maternal plasma DNA sequencing to… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
Chromosomal aneuploidy is the major reason why couples opt for prenatal diagnosis. Current methods for definitive diagnosis rely… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to quantify the contemporary procedure-related loss rate after midtrimester amniocentesis… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND The ratio of 2nd to 4th digit length (2D:4D) is sexually dimorphic (mean 2D:4D is lower in males than females) and is… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to isolate mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from amniotic fluid obtained by second-trimester… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
Over 200 recessive X chromosome-linked diseases, typically affecting only hemizygous males, have been identified. In many of… (More)
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
Outcome of pregnancy after amniocentesis was studied in a randomised controlled trial of 4606 women, age-range 25-34 years… (More)
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Highly Cited
1984
Highly Cited
1984
An index case of "undetectable" maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein at 16 weeks in the first pregnancy of a 28-year-old woman was… (More)
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