Impact of prenatal ultrasound diagnosis for fetal renal abnormalities: Study Protocol.

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Summary of "Impact of prenatal ultrasound diagnosis for fetal renal abnormalities: Study Protocol."

This study will evaluate diagnostic accuracy and management outcome studies involving patients assessed with prenatal ultrasound diagnosis (PUD) for fetal renal abnormalities (FRA).


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Name: Medicine
ISSN: 1536-5964
Pages: e17907


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