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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG62/3
Question: Fetal growth and well-being:- Further prospective research is required to evaluate the diagnostic value and effectiveness (both clinical and cost-effectiveness) of predicting small for gestational-age babies using: â?˘ customised fetal growth charts to plot symphysisâ??fundal height measurement â?˘ routine ultrasound in the third trimester.
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Why this is important:- Poor fetal growth is undoubtedly a cause of serious perinatal mortality and morbidity. Unfortunately, the methods by which the condition can be identified antenatally are poorly developed or not tested by rigorous methodology. However, existing evidence suggests that there may be ways in which babies at risk can be identified and appropriately managed to improve outcome, and this should form the basis of the study.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Antenatal care
Number: CG62
Date issued: Mar 2008

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: Yes
Cost of treatment: Yes
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: paras separated, headings integrated
Date this record updated: 05-06-2008

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