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Midtrimester genetic amniocentesis in eastern Ontario: a review from 1970 to 1985.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature235116
Source
J Med Genet. 1987 Jun;24(6):335-43
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-1987
Author
A G Hunter
D. Thompson
M. Speevak
Source
J Med Genet. 1987 Jun;24(6):335-43
Date
Jun-1987
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Abortion, Spontaneous - epidemiology
Adult
Amniocentesis - utilization
Counseling
Female
Humans
Maternal Age
Middle Aged
Ontario
Parity
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Regional Medical Programs
Abstract
Greater use of genetic amniocentesis in the Eastern Ontario region occurred once the results from the various national trials were published. Acceptance also paralleled an increase in the number of low parity older women having children and the centralisation and greater publicity given to our programme in the late 1970s. A centralised approach has had the positive effects of preventing unnecessary procedures, assuring appropriate patient counselling, follow up, and review, and of increasing obstetric and laboratory expertise. Advanced maternal age has been largely responsible for the increased demand for the service and accounted for an increasing proportion of tests performed, while the absolute number for several other diagnostic categories remained unchanged. We found no evidence that women with a history of previous miscarriage had a higher rate of pregnancy loss following the procedure, and comparison with a group of women who declined amniocentesis did not show that the test increased the risk of miscarriage.
Notes
Cites: Prenat Diagn. 1985 Sep-Oct;5(5):321-84070171
Cites: Pediatr Res. 1974 Jun;8(6):679-834838498
PubMed ID
3612705 View in PubMed
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[Possibilities of amniocentesis for pregnant women aged 35 years or older. A study of the distribution and utilization in 4 counties]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature65642
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1984 Jun 18;146(25):1850-3
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-18-1984
Author
K. Rasmussen
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1984 Jun 18;146(25):1850-3
Date
Jun-18-1984
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Amniocentesis - utilization
Denmark
English Abstract
Female
Humans
Maternal Age
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, High-Risk
PubMed ID
6506274 View in PubMed
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Temporal changes in the utilization of amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis by women of advanced maternal age, 1976-1983.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature238829
Source
Prenat Diagn. 1985 May-Jun;5(3):191-8
Publication Type
Article
Author
P A Baird
A D Sadovnick
B C McGillivray
Source
Prenat Diagn. 1985 May-Jun;5(3):191-8
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Amniocentesis - utilization
British Columbia
Female
Humans
Maternal Age
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Prenatal Diagnosis
Time Factors
Abstract
Utilization of amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis because of the indication of advanced maternal age (greater than or equal to 35 years at delivery) was examined in the population of B.C. over an 8-year period (1976-1983). As of 1983, approximately one out of three eligible women (greater than or equal to 35 years at delivery) is having the test. In the older group (greater than or equal to 38 years at delivery) approximately one out of two eligible women is having the test. The data do not indicate that the proportion of eligible women having amniocentesis has reached a plateau; utilization is continuing to increase. It appears that prenatal diagnosis is an ethically acceptable alternative for a large proportion of the population.
PubMed ID
4022942 View in PubMed
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[The frequency of amniocentesis in pregnant women 35 years or over in the County of Storstrøm. A retrospective study of all pregnant women 35 years or over from 1.10.1978 to 1.10.1980]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature65760
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1982 Jul 26;144(30):2218-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-26-1982

[Utilization of offers of amniocentesis in the County of Funen in 1979 and 1980]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature65761
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1982 Jul 26;144(30):2215-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-26-1982