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  • ultrasound
  • This article provides an overview of maternal serum AFP screening, amniotic fluid AFP assays, amniotic fluid acetylcholinesterase immunoassays and level II ultrasound for NTDs, prenatal repair of fetal myelomeningocele, recurrence risk of NTDs, and differential diagnosis of NTDs on prenatal ultrasound. (mendeley.com)
  • Typically, noninvasive techniques, such as examining Fetal Cells in Maternal Blood (FCMB), ultrasound, or nonstress tests are used to screen for a prenatal condition. (medgadget.com)
  • Prenatal diagnosing of female urogenital anomalies is usually difficult because of their rarity, different types of manifestation, and lack of characteristic ultrasound signs. (hindawi.com)
  • The main prenatal ultrasound finding is a hypoechoic and septated retrovesical mass, located in the fetal abdomen, but the imaging is mostly inconclusive [ 6 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • In a series of six cases of cloacal malformation that were confirmed during the postnatal period, the main prenatal ultrasound findings were a cystic pelvic mass seen in all six cases, bilateral hydronephrosis seen in all six cases and lack of visible bladder, noted in three cases [ 7 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Ultrasound, alpha fetoprotein (AFP) blood screening, and amniocentesis, which may with varying degrees of accuracy detect a wide range of abnormalities and other health problems in the fetus, have become regular features of prenatal care for the majority of U.S. women who enjoy access to any form of health care. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • In this article I draw upon an ethnographic study of obstetrical ultrasound (probably the single most widely used of all the prenatal diagnostic technologies) to question these assumptions. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Pediatrics
  • The Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Fetal Care Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary prenatal diagnosis and therapy. (nyp.org)
  • context
  • In the context of ongoing conflicts over abortion, the routinization of prenatal diagnostic technologies has aroused concern from many quarters that embryos and fetuses are being reduced to the status of commodities. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • clinical
  • A new genetic test resulted in significantly more clinically relevant information than the current standard method of prenatal testing, a clinical trial has revealed. (medindia.net)
  • In the current studywhich has ongoing clinical recruitmentdata on babies included in the NEJM article will be augmented by data on patients recruited by 10 major prenatal diagnostic centers around the country that offer microarray to all their patients. (bio-medicine.org)