Table of Contents
International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 970973, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/970973
Research Article

Determination of Accuracy of Fetal Weight Using Ultrasound and Clinical Fetal Weight Estimations in Calabar South, South Nigeria

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), PMB 1278, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
2Department of Radiology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Received 16 August 2014; Revised 11 October 2014; Accepted 13 October 2014; Published 11 November 2014

Academic Editor: Yudong Cai

Copyright © 2014 Charles Njoku 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.

Linked References

  1. E. O. Ugwu, P. C. Udealor, C. C. Dim et al., “Accuracy of clinical and ultrasound estimation of fetal weight in predicting actual birth weight in Enugu, Southeastern Nigeria,” Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 270–275, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. J. Bajracharya, N. S. Shrestha, and C. Karki, “Accuracy of prediction of birth weight by fetal ultrasound,” Kathmandu University Medical Journal, vol. 10, no. 38, pp. 74–76, 2012. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. B. Ekele and J. A. M. Otubu, “Maternal and perinatal mortality,” in Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Medical Student, A. Agboola, Ed., vol. 1, pp. 526–531, Heinemann Educational Books, Ibadan, Nigeria, 2nd edition, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  4. O. A. Kehinde, O. F. Njokanma, and D. M. Olanrewaju, “Parental socioeconomic status and birth weight distribution of Nigerian term newborn babies,” Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 299–302, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  5. S. C. Westerway, “Estimating fetal weight for best clinical outcome,” Australian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 13–17, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  6. T. Ashrafganjooei, T. Naderi, B. Eshrati, and N. Babapoor, “Accuracy of ultrasound, clinical and maternal estimates of birth weight in term women,” Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 313–317, 2010. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. N. J. Dudley, “A systematic review of the ultrasound estimation of fetal weight,” Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 80–89, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. J. Prechapanich and W. Thitadilok, “Comparison of the accuracy of fetal weight estimation using clinical and sonographic methods,” Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, vol. 87, pp. 51–57, 2004. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. A. Colman, D. Maharaj, J. Hutton, and J. Tuohy, “Reliability of ultrasound estimation of fetal weight in term singleton pregnancies,” New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 119, pp. 124–128, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. N. Sharma, K. J. Srinivasan, M. B. Sagayaraj, and D. V. Lal, “Fetal weight estimation methods—clinical, sonographic and MRI imaging,” International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 2250–3153, 2014. View at Google Scholar
  11. A. S. Shittu, O. Kuti, E. O. Orji et al., “Clinical versus sonographic estimation of fetal weight in southwest Nigeria,” Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 14–23, 2007. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. T. Z. Swende, “Term birth weight and sex ratio of offspring of a Nigerian obstetric population,” International Journal of Biological and Medical Research, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 531–532, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  13. C. S. Yilgwan, T. B. Utoo, and H. I. Hyacinth, “Maternal characteristics influencing birth weight and infant weight gain in the first 6 weeks post-partum: A cross-sectional study of a post-natal clinic population,” Nigerian Medical Journal, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 200–205, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  14. M. Richards, R. Hardy, D. Kuh, and M. E. J. Wadsworth, “Birth weight and cognitive function in the British 1946 birth cohort: longitudinal population based study,” British Medical Journal, vol. 322, no. 7280, pp. 199–203, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. A. H. Alnakash and D. R. Mandan, “Fetal body weight: how far the clinical and sonographic estimations can coincide and their correlation with the actual birth weight,” Iraqi Journal of Community Medicine, vol. 2, pp. 180–183, 2013. View at Google Scholar
  16. E. Peregrine, P. O'Brien, and E. Jauniaux, “Clinical and ultrasound estimation of birth weight prior to induction of labor at term,” Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 304–309, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. D. Kathiriya, Y. Patil, and R. P. Patange, “Comparative study of various methods of fetal weight estimation at term pregnancy,” International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 453–456, 2014. View at Google Scholar
  18. K. Banerjee, S. Mittal, and S. Kumar, “Clinical vs. ultrasound evaluation of fetal weight,” International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 41–43, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. T. Raghuvanshi, M. Pawar, and A. Patil, “Comparative study of fetal weight estimation by various methods among term pregnancies at rural tertiary care centre, Maharashtra,” Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, vol. 3, no. 41, pp. 10291–10296, 2014. View at Google Scholar
  20. J. Uotila, P. Dastidar, T. Heinonen, P. Ryymin, R. Punnonen, and E. Laasonen, “Magnetic resonance imaging compared to ultrasonography in fetal weight and volume estimation in diabetic and normal pregnancy,” Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 255–259, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. A. B. Amritha, J. P. Palric, and P. S. Ashwin, “Comparitive study of various methods of fetal weight estimation at term pregnancy,” Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 54, pp. 336–339, 2004. View at Google Scholar
  22. G. G. Nahum and H. Stanislaw, “Validation of a birth weight prediction equation based on maternal characteristics,” The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 752–760, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. R. T. Maria, S. Nelson, L. S. Jussara, P. R. Ana Carolina, F. Maísa, and R. L. Paula, “Clinical formulas, mother's opinion and ultrasound in predicting birth weight,” Sao Paulo Medical Journal, vol. 126, no. 3, pp. 145–149, 2008. View at Google Scholar