Amniotic fluid shake test versus lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio in the antenatal prediction of respiratory distress syndrome

Trishit K. Mukherjee, B. K. Rajegowda, Leonard L. Glass, J. Auerbach, Hugh E. Evans

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Abstract

Evaluation of amniotic fluid shake test and L/S ratio was done on 98 patients in the third trimester of pregnancy to predict fetal pulmonary maturity. The shake test proved to be a useful tool in assessment of fetal pulmonary maturity. The L/S ratio, although mostly corroborative with the clinical picture of the babies, sometimes shows higher or lower levels than expected, depending on the clinical condition of the mother.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-652
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume119
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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