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  1. A randomized controlled trial of a new fetal acoustic stimulation test for fetal well-being.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. Sunriver, Oregon (USA), 1996/10/02.


    Our purpose was to determine (1) whether a fetal acoustic stimulation test results in more palpable fetal movement compared with a mock test (control) and (2) whether palpated fetal movements after a fetal acoustic stimulation test are accompanied by a reactive nonstress test.


    In a randomized controlled trial we studied women seen in the labor and delivery suite for various indications.

    Women were excluded for multiple gestation,<31 weeks'gestational age, treatment with magnesium sulfate or narcotics, or ruptured membranes.

    Informed consent was obtained from eligible women, who were then randomized to a test or control group.

    We placed an acoustic stimulator on the abdomen of each woman, but only the test group was stimulated.

    We assessed fetal movement by a grading system : 0=no fetal movement felt by patient or tester, 1=fetal movement felt by patient only, 2=fetal movement felt by tester, 3=visual movement seen by tester.

    A positive fetal acoustic stimulation test result was defined as one with any fetal movement felt or seen by the tester (grades 2 or 3).

    We then performed a nonstress test.

    We compared rates of a positive fetal acoustic stimulation test in the test and control groups with the X2 test.

    A p value<0.05 was considered significant.


    We randomized 297 women to the test group and 280 women to the control (mock test) group. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Evaluation, Bien être, Foetus, Réponse dynamique, Stimulus acoustique, Mesure, Mouvement propre, Monitorage, Test non stress, Etude comparative, Homme, Femelle, Obstétrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation, Well being, Fetus, Dynamic response, Acoustic stimulus, Measurement, Proper motion, Monitoring, Non stress test, Comparative study, Human, Female, Obstetrics

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    Cote : 97-0380894

    Code Inist : 002B20F01. Création : 12/09/1997.