Chapter 15. Fetal Biophysical Profile

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Michael P. Nageotte MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch15

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Nageotte, M. P. (2009) Fetal Biophysical Profile, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4242 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90801, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • fetal biophysical profile (BPP) – method of antepartum fetal surveillance;
  • central nervous system (CNS);
  • vibroacoustic stimulation (VAS);
  • obstetric intervention;
  • fetal hypoxemia;
  • fetal biophysical profile

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physiology

  • Performing and Interpreting the Biophysical Profile

  • Indications

  • Drawbacks

  • Modified Biophysical Profile

  • Clinical Importance

  • Conclusions

  • References