Amniotic fluid phosphatidylglycerol in stressed pregnancies

T. J. Yambao, D. Clark, C. Smith, R. H. Aubry

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In normal pregnancies phosphatidylglycerol (PG) correlates with increasing lecithin-sphingomyelin (L/S) values and gestational age. Acceleration of pulmonary maturity has been noted to occur in certain complicated pregnancies. In this study, using one-dimensional thin-layer chromatography, PG was noted to be present in some 'stressed' pregnancies with L/S values <2 (Class B and C diabetes with accompanying hypertension, preeclampsia, and premature rupture of the membranes). No neonate developed respiratory distress syndrome when PG was present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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