previable


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previable

(priːˈvaɪəbəl)
adj
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) occurring before a fetus has developed enough to survive outside the uterus
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En los ultimos anos, cada vez mas investigaciones han mencionado que las amnioinfusiones repetidas pueden prolongar la gestacion y mejorar los resultados perinatales en los casos de RPM previable (2).
147) Alternatively, it is conceivable that one or more of Casey's coauthors believed that the woman's interests in an elective abortion and the state's interest in protecting the previable fetus were so closely balanced--in equipoise, as it were--that it would be wrong either to reaffirm the right to elective abordon on the merits or to declare it unsound.
The presence of preeclampsia is responsible for a high percentage of iatrogenic preterm births, because the cure for the disorder is delivery--even at early or previable gestational age.
McCullough & Frank A Chervenak, Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology 105 (1994) ("There is no compelling reason in bioethics, as a philosophical intellectual undertaking, for the physician, the pregnant woman, or anyone else--the male gamete donor, family members, or the state, in particular--to regard the previable fetus as independently possessing, lacking, or possessing only to some degree, the moral status of being a patient.
Risk factors for previable premature rupture of membranes or advanced cervical dilation: a case control study.
If the physical examination is concerning for cervical dilation or prolapsing membranes, women should be counseled about the poor prognosis for the pregnancy, particularly when these findings are detected at a previable or periviable gestational age, regardless of their history of PTB.
5) Only approximately 10% of cases resulted from spontaneous previable delivery, often the most straightforward cases diagnostically.
Indeed many individual rights cases--upholding the right of women to abort a previable fetus (143) or deciding that the Constitution does not protect a right to physician-assisted suicide, (144) for example--have only an attenuated connection to democratic theory.
Another such linkage occurs when the pregnant women confers on her previable fetus the moral status of being a patient, based on her beliefs and values.
In the case of removing a cancerous uterus the death of a previable fetus is considered to be an indirect, unintended outcome.