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<radiology> Parameters (30 minute observation period): reactive NST, foetal breathing movement: breathing period at least 60 seconds, foetal body movement, greater than 3 discrete movements of limbs/trunk, foetal tone: upper and lower limbs usually flexed with head on chest, greater than 1 episode of extension with return to flexion, amniotic fluid volume: largest pocket greater than 1 cm in vertical diameter without containing loops of cord score: 2 points if normal; 0 points for abnormal results: 8-10 = maximal score, 0-4 = severe foetal compromise; delivery indicated, 33% sensitivity; 17% positive predictive value

(12 Dec 1998)

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