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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… Expand
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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
2016
Highly Cited
2016
An unexpected upsurge in diagnosis of fetal and pediatric microcephaly has been reported in the Brazilian press recently. Cases… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
OBJECTIVE To assess the fetal loss rate following amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS). METHODS This was a… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Chromosomal aneuploidy is the major reason why couples opt for prenatal diagnosis. Current methods for definitive diagnosis rely… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Background Preterm delivery causes substantial neonatal mortality and morbidity. Unrecognized intra-amniotic infections caused by… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Rich with the voices and stories of participants, these touching, firsthand accounts examine how women of diverse racial, ethnic… Expand
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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… Expand
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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… Expand
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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
1983
Highly Cited
1983
Regression-smoothed maternal age-specific rates of six different categories of cytogenetic abnormalities in recent large-scale… Expand
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