amniocentesis


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Synonyms for amniocentesis

(pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

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Results: Amniocentesis does not cause any significant changes in fetal ductus venosus Doppler waveforms.
Dr Bryan Beattie, a consultant in obstetrics and fetal medicine, said there is about a 1% risk that amniocentesis can cause miscarriage.
In modern Western medicine, prenatal tests like amniocentesis and CVS are offered to women as a way to screen for fetal impairments.
Scar formation from puncture of the fetus is estimated to occur in 1% to 3% of all amniocentesis procedures performed, (2) although this may be an underestimation because the scars are often inconspicuous.
The researchers from the Imperial College London used stem cells from amniotic fluid donated by mothers undergoing amniocentesis for other purposes during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Methods: We analysed cases of all pregnant women who underwent Amniocentesis at the Foetal Medicine Unit of Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, during 2001 to 2010.
La amniocentesis tradicional (AT), realizada despues de la semana quince de gestacion, es la tecnica ms difundida para la obtencion de muestras fetales para el estudio del cariotipo fetal.
1) In 2008, 6 out of 7 national laboratories received 529 amniocentesis specimens done for advanced maternal age--this in a background of 1 049 300 live births.
Doctors currently use a test known as amniocentesis to check whether a baby is likely to be born with Down's.
A new blood test may help pregnant women who are at high risk for having a baby with Down syndrome avoid more invasive tests such as amniocentesis and chronic villus sampling, WebMD Health News reports.
All of these pregnant women are then offered the option of further, invasive tests including amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, which have about a 1% risk of miscarriage.
It could replace the need for risky procedures such as amniocentesis, which involves inserting a needle into the pregnant woman's abdomen.
At present a procedure called amniocentesis is used to test for chromosomal abnormalities.
Parents made decisions regarding amniocentesis and the fate of pregnancy after medical, and sometimes rabbinical, consultations.