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AYROMLOOI JAHANGIR MD; MANN, LEON I. MD, FACOG; WEISS, ROBERT R. MD, FACOG; TEJANI, NERGESH A. MD; PAYDAR, MEHDI MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology: February 1977
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The effect of modern antepartum and intrapartum fetal monitoring technics on the outcome of the pregnancy complicated with diabetes was studied by comparing the perinatal mortality of 2 groups of patients whose management differed primarily by the use of these tests. The perinatal death rate was halved to 9.2%, and when corrected for major congenital defects and referred fetal deaths it was 5.3%. Modern fetal diagnostic tests clearly add a degree of objectivity in the management of the diabetic pregnancy not previously available.

© 1977 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists