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uterine Doppler ultrasound

Silvia Baggio, Paola Pomini, Fabiana Galeone, Francesca Presti, Lorenza Santi, Ricciarda Raffaelli, Massimo Franchi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the modifications of uterine and fibroid volume, to study Doppler changes in uterine arteries and fibroid-supplying vessels, and to assess possible symptomatic relief after 3 months of treatment with ulipristal acetate. METHODS: Forty-two premenopausal women with symptomatic fibroids were included in the study. They were evaluated clinically for the symptoms reported and underwent ultrasound examinations before starting treatment and after 3 months of therapy with ulipristal acetate...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Bronius Žaliūnas, Daiva Bartkevičienė, Gražina Drąsutienė, Algirdas Utkus, Juozas Kurmanavičius
Ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology dates back to 1958 when The Lancet published the first article about the use of ultrasonography for fetal and gynecological assessments. It is now almost inconceivable, 60 years later, to think of effective performance in obstetrics and gynecology without the variety of ultrasound, for example, real time imaging, power and color Doppler, 3D/4D ultrasonography, etc. Such examinations facilitate the assessment of intrauterine fetal growth and development during pregnancy, provide alerts about the risk of pre-eclampsia and preterm birth, help identify anatomic reasons for infertility, diagnose ectopic pregnancies, uterine, ovary and tubal pathology...
February 9, 2018: Medicina
M Rial-Crestelo, R J Martinez-Portilla, A Cancemi, J Caradeux, L Fernandez, A Peguero, E Gratacos, Francesc Figueras
OBJECTIVES: To determine the added value of cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) and uterine Doppler velocimetry at third trimester scan in an unselected obstetric population to predict smallness and growth restriction. METHODS: We constructed a prospective cohort study of women with singleton pregnancies attended for routine third trimester screening (32 +0 -34 +6 weeks). Fetal biometry and fetal-maternal Doppler ultrasound examinations were performed by certified sonographers...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Francesc Figueras, Javier Caradeux, Fatima Crispi, Elisenda Eixarch, Anna Peguero, Eduard Gratacos
By consensus, late fetal growth restriction is that diagnosed >32 weeks. This condition is mildly associated with a higher risk of perinatal hypoxic events and suboptimal neurodevelopment. Histologically, it is characterized by the presence of uteroplacental vascular lesions (especially infarcts), although the incidence of such lesions is lower than in preterm fetal growth restriction. Screening procedures for fetal growth restriction need to identify small babies and then differentiate between those who are healthy and those who are pathologically small...
February 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shirin Torabi, Mahdi Sheikh, Farzaneh Fattahi Masrour, Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Zhoobin H Bateni, Ahmed A Nassr, Parichehr Pooransari, Marzieh Talebian, Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of previous cesarean delivery (CD) and placental location on second trimester uterine artery Doppler indices in subsequent pregnancy and to assess the predictive values of abnormal Doppler findings for adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with previous CD. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective cohort study evaluated 400 gravida two pregnant women (200 with previous none medically indicated CD and 200 with previous normal vaginal deliveries (NVD)) who were referred for second trimester fetal anatomic survey...
February 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Choi Wah Kong, William W K To
AIM: Intrauterine balloon tamponade has been increasingly used for the management of post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) in recent years. However, data on the precise mechanisms and pressure required for the balloon tamponade are scanty in the literature. This study aims to review the intraluminal pressure (ILP) generated by the Bakri intrauterine balloon that is necessary to produce a 'positive tamponade test' during severe PPH. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Marie-Elaine Demers, Samuel Dubé, Mélodie Bourdages, Cedric Gasse, Amélie Boutin, Mario Girard, Emmanuel Bujold, Suzanne Demers
OBJECTIVES: To compare the first-trimester uterine artery pulsatility index (PI) measured by abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound (US). METHODS: We performed a prospective study of singleton pregnant women recruited at 11 to 13 weeks' gestation. The mean uterine artery PI was obtained by abdominal followed by transvaginal US. The mean of the left and right uterine artery PIs was used, and differences between approaches were computed. The intraclass correlation coefficient and a Bland-Altman plot were used to compare the two approaches...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Manfred Accrombessi, Emmanuel Yovo, Gilles Cottrell, Gino Agbota, Agnès Gartner, Yves Martin-Prevel, Nadia Fanou-Fogny, Diane Djossinou, Jennifer Zeitlin, Nicaise Tuikue-Ndam, Florence Bodeau-Livinec, Sandrine Houzé, Nicola Jackson, Paul Ayemonna, Achille Massougbodji, Michel Cot, Nadine Fievet, Valérie Briand
PURPOSE: REtard de Croissance Intra-uterin et PALudisme (RECIPAL) is an original preconceptional cohort designed to assess the consequences of malaria during the first trimester of pregnancy, which is a poorly investigated period in Africa and during which malaria may be detrimental to the fetus. PARTICIPANTS: For this purpose, a total of 1214 women of reproductive age living in Sô-Ava and Akassato districts (south Benin) were followed up monthly from June 2014 to December 2016 until 411 of them became pregnant...
January 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Lixia Yu, Linying Xu, Xiaoyan Xu
RATIONALE: Cornual ectopic pregnancy in adenomyosis patients is a rare clinical condition, which may require careful approach for accurate diagnosis and treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 38-year-old woman presented with amenorrhea for 8 weeks and serum HCG levels of 1455 mmol/L. The B ultrasound showed an endometrial thickness of 1.7 cm, and the presence of a cystic structure (16 6 mm) at the right uterine horn. Color Doppler flow imaging (CDFI) accurately detected and confirmed the position of the cystic structure with its clear boundaries...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tianjuang Wang, Lidia Oltra-Rodríguez, Nuria García-Carrillo, Anibal Nieto, Yunxia Cao, María L Sánchez-Ferrer
With the development of assisted reproductive technology and the ethical limitations of research on humans, rat animal models have been widely used in reproductive medicine. In the past, the study of reproductive system development in rodents has been based on one-time histological examination of excised tissues. Recently, with the development of high-resolution transabdominal ultrasound, high-quality sonography can now be performed to evaluate the reproductive organs of rats, allowing a new method for studying the reproductive system...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
I F Reijnders, A G M G J Mulders, M P H Koster, A H J Koning, A Frudiger, S P Willemsen, E Jauniaux, G J Burton, R P M Steegers-Theunissen, E A P Steegers
INTRODUCTION: The availability of imaging makers of early placental circulation development is limited. This study aims to develop a feasible and reliable method to assess preconceptional and early first-trimester utero-placental vascular volumes using three-dimensional power Doppler (3D PD) ultrasound on two different Virtual Reality (VR) systems. METHODS: 3D PD ultrasound images of the uterine and placental vasculature were obtained in 35 women, either preconceptionally (n = 5), or during pregnancy at 7 (n = 10), 9 (n = 10) or 11 (n = 10) weeks of gestation...
January 2018: Placenta
Stefan C Kane, Su Lynn Khong, Fabricio da Silva Costa
Diagnostic ultrasound imaging, particularly that which includes pulsed wave Doppler interrogation, is a safe, real-time modality by which the risk of developing preeclampsia can be refined, and the effects of established disease can be assessed. This chapter outlines the rationale and technique for Doppler interrogation of the maternal ophthalmic and uterine arteries and grayscale imaging of the maternal optic nerve sheath diameter.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Tamara Stampalija, Lorenzo Monasta, Daniela D Di Martino, Mariachiara Quadrifoglio, Leila Lo Bello, Giuseppina D'Ottavio, Sara Zullino, Cristina Mastroianni, Daniela Casati, Valentina Signorelli, Eleonora Rosti, Vera Cecotti, Matteo Ceccarello, Enrico Ferrazzi
INTRODUCTION: Current classification of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is mostly based on temporal classification differentiating HDP according to early and late onset of the disease. However, epidemiological and clinical data suggest that there are two different clinical phenotypes of HDP that coexist at any gestational age: HDP associated to intrauterine growth restriction (HDP-IUGR) and HDP associated to appropriate for gestational age fetal growth (HDP-AGAf). The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of first trimester uterine arteries (UtA) by Doppler velocimetry, and maternal risk factors with HDP according to two different classifications: one based on gestational age at delivery (early- and late-HDP), and one based on longitudinal ultrasound evaluation of fetal growth (HDP-IUGR and HDP-AGAf), independently of the gestational age...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Hatice Arioz Habibi, Ebru Alici Davutoglu, Sedat Giray Kandemirli, Mine Aslan, Aysegul Ozel, Ayse Kalyoncu Ucar, Pinar Zeytun, Riza Madazli, Ibrahim Adaletli
PURPOSE: In this study, we evaluated the placental elasticity in vivo by shear-wave elastography in pregnant women under follow-up for intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and compared the elasticity values to normal pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study included 42 pregnant women with a possible diagnosis of intrauterine growth restriction based on obstetrical grayscale and Doppler ultrasonography and 42 women with a normal pregnancy during the 2nd and 3rd trimester...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
V H J Roberts, T K Morgan, P Bednarek, M Morita, G J Burton, J O Lo, A E Frias
STUDY QUESTION: Does the use of a vascular contrast agent facilitate earlier detection of maternal flow to the placental intervillous space (IVS) in the first trimester of pregnancy? SUMMARY ANSWER: Microvascular filling of the IVS was demonstrated by contrast-enhanced ultrasound from 6 weeks of gestation onwards, earlier than previously believed. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: During placental establishment and remodeling of maternal spiral arteries, endovascular trophoblast cells invade and accumulate in the lumen of these vessels to form 'trophoblast plugs'...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
Xingfeng Shao, Dapeng Liu, Thomas Martin, Teresa Chanlaw, Sherin U Devaskar, Carla Janzen, Aisling M Murphy, Daniel Margolis, Kyunghyun Sung, Danny J J Wang
BACKGROUND: Placenta influences the health of both a woman and her fetus during pregnancy. Maternal blood supply to placenta can be measured noninvasively using arterial spin labeling (ASL). PURPOSE: To present a multidelay pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) combined with a fast 3D inner-volume gradient- and spin-echo (GRASE) imaging technique to simultaneously measure placental blood flow (PBF) and arterial transit time (ATT), and to study PBF and ATT evolution with gestational age during the second trimester...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Yvette S Groszmann, Amie Lynn Healy Murphy, Beryl R Benacerraf
OBJECTIVES: We performed this study to assess the complication rate, including the estimated amount of blood loss, in patients who underwent dilation and curettage for treatment of retained products of conception with markedly enhanced myometrial vascularity mimicking arteriovenous malformations. METHODS: This is a retrospective medical records review study of patients with retained products of conception with enhanced myometrial vascularity presenting to our ultrasound unit between August 1, 2015 and August 1, 2017...
November 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mauricio Silva, Felipe Urra, Marcelo Ratto
The aim of this study was to evaluated changes in endometrial vascularization area (EVA) between the left and right uterine horn: a) during the ovarian follicular growth in intact llamas, and b) after exogenous estradiol administration of estradiol benzoate in ovariectomized (OVX) llamas. In experiment 1 follicle wave emergence was synchronized (n = 5 llamas) by follicle ablation (Day 0). Females were examined every other day from Day 1 to Day 27, using B mode ultrasonography to evaluate dominant follicle growth profile...
October 17, 2017: Theriogenology
Liudmyla A Vygivska, Iryna O Tuchkina, Violetta B Kalnytska
THE AIM: To study the impact of emergent infections (human herpesvirus type 6) on the fetal state. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved examination of 90 pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of gestation (Group 1 (25 pregnant) consisted of patients with a viral infection, CMV carriers, Group 2 (25 pregnant) included women with a viral infection, herpes simplex virus types 1/2, Group 3 amounted for 20 patients with a viral infection, herpes simplex virus type 6, Group 4 comprised 20 patients with normal pregnancy and no signs of infection...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Xing Wang, Li Lv, Zhiyong Cheng, Xuewu Zhou
This study evaluates the curative effects laparo-scopic hysterectomies performed to treat uterine fibroids and determined the impact of the procedures on ovarian blood supply. A total of 124 patients with uterine fibroids admitted and treated in our hospital from December 2014 to December 2015 participated in the study. Two groups of 62 patients each were formed according to different operating plans; one group of patients underwent abdominal (open) panhysterectomy and were set as the control group; with the other group of patients were treated with laparoscopic hysterectomy and were set as the observation group...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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