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Measuring the height of the uterus from the symphysis pubis (SFH) in pregnancy for detecting problems with fetal growth | Cochrane

Monitoring the baby’s growth is important during pregnancy. If growth is poor then this should be identified as soon as possible, because delay might result in the baby’s death. The simplest way to determine growth is to examine the baby by palpating the mother's by abdomen and estimate the size of her womb compared with a landmark such as the navel (umbilicus). An alternative method is to use a tape measure to take a measurement, known as the symphysial fundal height (SFH) measurement, from the mother’s pubic bone (symphysis pubis) to the top of the womb. The measurement is then applied to the gestation by a simple rule of thumb and compared with normal growth.  
cochrane.org
about 6 years ago
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Five-Year Data: Surgery Betters Medical Therapy for Diabetes

In the first comparison of bariatric surgery and medical treatment over 5 years, 50% of surgical patients with type 2 diabetes demonstrated remission, while 80% reached the ADA treatment goal with one drug and/or dietary measures.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago