In a casuistic of 118 determinations of palmitic acid in the amniotic fluid in diabetic cases, toxemia and small for dates, the attained results were studied with regard to the normality curve. In diabetic patients type A and B the palmitic acid level was normal. In the diabetic cases type C an acceleration of the fetal pulmonary maturation related to the studied gestation weeks was verified. In the toxemia cases there is a tendency to present lower levels of palmitic acid, whereas among the small for dates cases no differences with regard to the normal group were shown. The authors conclude that the determination of the palmitic acid level in the amniotic fluid in high risk pregnancies has a great importance as far as the control of these is concerned.
|Journal||Clinica e Investigacion en Ginecologia y Obstetricia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1977|