DEVELOPING A BLOOD TEST FOR THE MOTHER TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE GROWTH RESTRICTED BABY IS UNWELL
Grant number: 1055795 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016
Small babies are at greater risk of dying while inside their mothers and the right time to deliver them is an obstetric conundrum. Currently obstetricians rely on ultrasound measures of the baby's wellbeing which do not always correspond with how sick the baby truly is. There is a great need for a more accurate test. This research intends to show that a blood test from the mother can more accurately tell how sick the baby is and provide an answer to when is the best time to deliver the baby.
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