prenatal diagnosis

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Noun1.prenatal diagnosis - any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
echography, sonography, ultrasonography, ultrasound - using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
amnio, 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
fetoscopy, foetoscopy - prenatal diagnosis that allows direct observation of a fetus in the uterus and the withdrawal of fetal blood
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"As syphilis is tested for as part of antenatal screening, nine women were identified through this service, and were treated before it caused any serious problems with their pregnancy," she continued.
"Further studies should examine whether other characteristics at the FAS could improve the detection of renal pathology during antenatal screening," the authors write.
A study conducted in Thailand showed that lack of maternal awareness related to antenatal screening is related to age, education, multi-gravidity and family history of thalassemia.11 A study conducted in Pakistan assessed that only 33% of the parents of thalassemic children had knowledge about premarital screening for detection of thalassemia trait and 76.5% had knowledge of prenatal screening.12 There is lack of scientific evidence on factors affecting parental knowledge about thalassemia major in Pakistan.
There were 11,226 deliveries (11,818 live births) during the antenatal screening period and 18,835 deliveries (18,980 live births) during the PCR screening period.
Developments in antenatal screening mean that Down's syndrome can be identified in babies without the risky, invasive tests that were once the only accurate tools available.
Genetic causes congenital malformations though unavoidable, but IUFD due to these causes may be prevented by proper antenatal screening and genetic counseling.
Participants included newly diagnosed HIV patients hospitalized at Royal Hospital or diagnosed during antenatal screening, and those referred from other hospitals with treatment failure.
Steps taken to calculate population-specific median values for the biomarkers (AFP, hCG, uE3, Inh-A) may be used as reference values during antenatal screening in Pakistani pregnant women.
The move, in addition to the existing antenatal screening offer, will mean far fewer women will need invasive tests including amniocentesis, which carry a 1% chance of miscarriage and a one in 1,000 risk of serious infection.
[3,5,6,7] Efficient and effective antenatal screening is an essential part of any strategy to identify the short statured women and to reduce the associated maternal and foetal complications.
Improvements of the health care facilities and US technology made fetal HN and other genitourinary anomalies easily diagnosed during maternal antenatal screening. In the past, these anomalies were diagnosed later in life when they are symptomatic or complicated.