Integrative research review: perinatal management and outcomes of clients with oligohydramnios
Amniotic liquid, Newborn infants -- Medical care, Perinatology
The purpose of this integrative literature review was to provide a compilation and review of literature related to perinatal outcomes of clients with antepartum or intrapartum oligohydramnios and management decisions applied to these clients. This paper is intended to synthesize and summarize the most current knowledge retrieved in these topics between the years of 1990- 2000.
A general search using key terms was conducted, and yielded 63 prospective articles comprised of full articles, abstracts, and literature reviews. Seventeen articles on oligohydramnios, amniotic fluid volume measurements, and perinatal outcomes were retained out of the 35 that were found. The search for the literature discussing management of oligohydramnios produced 9 articles, of which 3 were found to be pertinent to this project. Twelve of the total 39 articles retained were literature reviews and were used for citation and identification of additional information material to this topic. Seven of the 39 articles were retained for the sole purpose of enabling the author to provide a descriptive, thorough review on the relevant concepts of this review. Studies reviewing amniotic fluid volume/oligohydramnios and perinatal outcomes suggest great variance among likelihood of adverse perinatal outcomes. Studies reviewing management of oligohydramnios suggest amnioinfusion may have obstetrical and perinatal benefits for the client with oligohydramnios. Aggressive management including indication for cesarean section related to fetal distress and labor induction were implied with minimal discussion on conservative management for these clients.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
Lombard, Chiyo Gabriella, "Integrative research review: perinatal management and outcomes of clients with oligohydramnios" (2000). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 1919.