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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 313206, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/313206
Clinical Study

Second Trimester Amniocentesis Is Not a Risk Factor for Very Low Birth Weight and Extremely Low Birth Weight

1Prenatal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41121 Modena, Italy
2Department of Neonatal Intensive, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41121 Modena, Italy
3Medical Genetics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41121 Modena, Italy

Received 19 April 2011; Accepted 31 May 2011

Academic Editors: K. Chan, N. A. Ginsberg, and M. Kühnert

Copyright © 2011 Vincenzo Mazza et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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