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Umbilical artery doppler velocimetry

Jamie O Lo, Matthias C Schabel, Victoria H J Roberts, Xiaojie Wang, Katherine S Lewandowski, Kathleen A Grant, Antonio E Frias, Christopher D Kroenke
BACKGROUND: Prenatal alcohol exposure leads to impaired fetal growth, brain development, and stillbirth. Placental impairment likely contributes to these adverse outcomes, but the mechanisms and specific vasoactive effects of alcohol that links altered placental function to impaired fetal development remain areas of active research. OBJECTIVE: Recently, we developed magnetic resonance imaging techniques in nonhuman primates to characterize placental blood oxygenation through measurements of T2* and perfusion using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging...
March 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Louise Devisme, Claire Chauvière, Hélène Franquet-Ansart, Anastasia Chudzinski, Morgane Stichelbout, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Damien Subtil
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of the study are to describe the obstetric outcomes associated with massive perivillous fibrin deposition (MFD) compared with a control series and to determine if outcome differs according to the extent of fibrin deposition. METHOD: Retrospective case-control study based on placentas analyzed over a consecutive 12-year period. MFD was considered severe if it extended over more than 50% of the placenta and moderate between 25% and 50%. RESULTS: During the study period, MFD was observed on 71 placentas, 39 severe and 32 moderate...
February 2, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
Rebecca Spencer, Gareth Ambler, Jana Brodszki, Anke Diemert, Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacós, Stefan R Hansson, Kurt Hecher, Angela Huertas-Ceballos, Neil Marlow, Karel Marsál, Eva Morsing, Donald Peebles, Carlo Rossi, Neil J Sebire, John F Timms, Anna L David
BACKGROUND: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a serious obstetric condition for which there is currently no treatment. The EVERREST Prospective Study has been designed to characterise the natural history of pregnancies affected by severe early onset FGR and establish a well phenotyped bio-bank. The findings will provide up-to-date information for clinicians and patients and inform the design and conduct of the EVERREST Clinical Trial: a phase I/IIa trial to assess the safety and efficacy of maternal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene therapy in severe early onset FGR...
January 23, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Maria Ome-Kaius, Stephan Karl, Regina Alice Wangnapi, John Walpe Bolnga, Glen Mola, Jane Walker, Ivo Mueller, Holger Werner Unger, Stephen John Rogerson
BACKGROUND: Doppler velocimetry studies of umbilical artery (UA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) flow help to determine the presence and severity of fetal growth restriction. Increased UA resistance and reduced MCA pulsatility may indicate increased placental resistance and intrafetal blood flow redistribution. Malaria causes low birth weight and fetal growth restriction, but few studies have assessed its effects on uteroplacental and fetoplacental blood flow. METHODS: Colour-pulsed Doppler ultrasound was used to assess UA and MCA flow in 396 Papua New Guinean singleton fetuses...
January 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
C O Figueira, F G Surita, M S Dertkigil, S L Pereira, J R Bennini, S S Morais, J Mayrink, J G Cecatti
Objective. To elaborate curves of longitudinal reference intervals of pulsatility index (PI) and systolic velocity (SV) for uterine (UtA), umbilical (UA), and middle cerebral arteries (MCA), in low risk pregnancies. Methods. Doppler velocimetric measurements of PI and SV from 63 low risk pregnant women between 16 and 41 weeks of gestational age. Means (±SD) for intervals of gestational age and percentiles 5, 50, and 95 were calculated for each parameter. The Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC) were also estimated for assessing intra- and intervariability of measurements...
2016: TheScientificWorldJournal
D Di Martino, S Zullino, D Casati, A S Grimaldi, V Sterpi, G Principato, M Garbin, E Ferrazzi
AIMS: To investigate maternal hemodynamic status in pregnancies complicated by IUGR and in the post-partum. METHODS: In this prospective study, we enrolled pregnant women between 24 and 38 weeks divided in severe and mild IUGR and a group of controls matched for gestational age. Severe IUGR was defined as abdominal circumference <5th centile and a Doppler velocimetry in umbilical artery42SD. Mild IUGR was defined as an abdominal circumference <10th centile and a Doppler velocimetry in umbilical artery <2SD...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Vijaya Subramanian, Janani Venkat, Mohana Dhanapal
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze which is superior, Doppler velocimetry or non-stress test or both by means of categorization into four groups and comparing the prediction of perinatal outcome in high-risk pregnancies like anemia, hypertensive disorders of pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ISO KGH, Madras Medical College, Chennai, in the year 2014. Two hundred high-risk pregnancies like anemia, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy were included in the study...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
A N Aksoy, F Aydin, S K Kucur, I Gözükara
AIM: This study aimed to investigate maternal and fetal Doppler flow parameters in term pregnant women diagnosed with fear of childbirth (FOC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women between 20 and 40 years with full-term singleton pregnancies (≥37 gestational weeks) were included in the study. All patients were questioned with Turkish form of Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (W-DEQ) version A. Women with W-DEQ scores ≥85 were defined as FOC. Forty women diagnosed with FOC (FOC group) and 45 women with W-DEQ scores <85 (control group) underwent Doppler waveform analysis and the pulsatility index (PI) and resistance index (RI) values for uterine, umbilical, and mid cerebral arteries were recorded...
September 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Hala A E Wahab Abdel Latif, Hassan Mostafa Gaafar, Ghada Abdel Fattah Abdel Moety, Doaa Salah Eldin Mahmoud, Nihal Mohamed El Rifai
Objective This study aims to detect possible differences in fetal brain volumes between growth-restricted fetuses (FGR), small-for-gestational-age (SGA) fetuses with normal Doppler indices, and appropriate-for-gestational-age fetuses (AGA). Study Design Three-dimensional measurements of fetal brain volume and umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery (MCA) pulsatility index (PI) and resistance index (RI) were made in 80 AGA fetuses, 68 SGA fetuses with normal Doppler indices, and 68 FGR with brain-sparing effect between 32 and 36 weeks of gestation...
March 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
Luana Azevedo de Freitas, Gustavo Lobato Mota, Herlon Victor Rodrigues Silva, Cibele Figueira Carvalho, Lúcia Daniel Machado da Silva
The goals of this study were to report embryonic and fetal ultrasound changes and compare blood flow of uteroplacental and umbilical arteries of normal and abnormal conceptus. Accordingly, from the day of mating or artificial insemination, all fetuses in 60 pregnancies were evaluated weekly. According to the ultrasound findings, the gestational age was determined and the conceptuses were divided into normal or abnormal (embryonic and fetal abnormalities). The two-dimensional ultrasound assessment consists of measuring and evaluating the echogenicity of conceptus and extra-fetal structures...
September 2016: Animal Reproduction Science
Renata Montes Dourado Abulé, Lisandra Stein Bernardes, Giovana Farina Doro, Seizo Miyadahira, Rossana Pulcinelli Vieira Francisco
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate placental volume and vascular indices in pregnancies with severe fetal growth restriction and determine their correlations to normal reference ranges and Doppler velocimetry results of uterine and umbilical arteries. METHODS: Twenty-seven fetuses with estimated weights below the 3rd percentile for gestational age were evaluated. Placental volume and vascular indices, including vascularization, flow, and vascularization flow indices, were measured by three-dimensional ultrasound using a rotational technique and compared to a previously described nomogram...
July 2016: Clinics
Saloni Bansal, Deepika Deka, Vatsla Dhadwal, Rajiv Mahendru
INTRODUCTION: It is estimated that 3-10% of infants are growth restricted. Growth disturbances may have long-term issues. Doppler allows insight into the fetal response to intrauterine stress. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to detect fetal compromise in intrauterine growth-restricted (IUGR) fetuses by means of biophysical profile (BPP) vis-à-vis Doppler velocimetry studies of the fetal umbilical artery, and to find out which of the two is a better and earlier predictor of fetal compromise...
January 2016: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
I Aditya, V Tat, A Sawana, A Mohamed, R Tuffner, T Mondal
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a condition which has been difficult to assess at an early stage, resulting in the delivery of children who have poor genetic growth potential. Currently, IUGR classification is based upon the system of ultrasound biometry. Doppler velocimetry allows the measurement of hemodynamic flow of major fetal vessels, comparing the flow indices and patterns of normal and IUGR cases. In this review, the effectiveness of Doppler velocimetry in assessing blood flow in major vessels including the umbilical artery, ductus venosus, and middle cerebral artery was studied for both diagnostic and prognostic screening of IUGR...
May 18, 2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Mariana A Carvalho, Lisandra S Bernardes, Karen Hettfleisch, Luciana D M Pastro, Sandra E Vieira, Silvia R D M Saldiva, Paulo H N Saldiva, Rossana P V Francisco
We determined the influence of maternal air pollution exposure during each trimester of pregnancy on fetal and birth weight and fetoplacental hemodynamics. In total, 366 women with singleton pregnancies were prospectively followed in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) were measured during each trimester using passive personal samplers. We evaluated fetal weight and Doppler velocimetry data from the umbilical, middle cerebral, and uterine arteries in the 3rd trimester, and birth weight...
July 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
Eram Ali, Manisha Kumar, Sayyed E H Naqvi, Shubha S Trivedi, Anuradha Singh
OBJECTIVES: To use color Doppler ultrasonography indices to study the effects on fetal circulation of treating severe maternal anemia. METHODS: A prospective cohort study enrolled patients who were at 30-34weeks of pregnancy and had hemoglobin levels below 70g/L between November 1, 2011 and March 31, 2013 at a hospital in New Delhi, India. A control group consisting of patients with the same duration of pregnancy and with hemoglobin levels above 110g/L was included...
June 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
N Salavati, U Sovio, R Plitman Mayo, D S Charnock-Jones, G C S Smith
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasonic fetal biometry and arterial Doppler flow velocimetry are widely used to assess the risk of pregnancy complications. There is an extensive literature on the relationship between pregnancy outcomes and the size and shape of the placenta. However, ultrasonic fetal biometry and arterial Doppler flow velocimetry have not previously been studied in relation to postnatal placental morphometry in detail. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of nulliparous women in The Rosie Hospital, Cambridge (UK)...
February 2016: Placenta
Emily J Su
Growth-restricted fetuses with absent or reversed end-diastolic velocities in the umbilical artery are at substantially increased risk for adverse perinatal and long-term outcome, even in comparison to growth-restricted fetuses with preserved end-diastolic velocities. Translational studies show that this Doppler velocimetry correlates with fetoplacental blood flow, with absent or reversed end-diastolic velocities signifying abnormally elevated resistance within the placental vasculature. The fetoplacental vasculature is unique in that it is not subject to autonomic regulation, unlike other vascular beds...
October 2015: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Atalay Ekin, Cenk Gezer, Ulas Solmaz, Cuneyt Eftal Taner, Mehmet Ozeren, Askin Dogan, Ibrahim Uyar
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of antenatal betamethasone administration on Doppler parameters of fetal and uteroplacental circulation. METHODS: Seventy-six singleton pregnancies that received betamethasone therapy were prospectively evaluated. Doppler measurements of pulsatility indices (PI) in fetal umbilical artery (UA), middle cerebral artery (MCA), ductus venosus and maternal uterine arteries were performed before (0 h) and 24, 48, 72 and 96 h after the first dose of betamethasone...
March 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Roberto Romero, Amy E Whitten, Steven J Korzeniewski, Piya Chaemsaithong, Edgar Hernandez-Andrade, Lami Yeo, Sonia S Hassan
OBJECTIVE: To determine (1) whether maternal plasma concentrations of angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors can predict which mothers diagnosed with "suspected small for gestational age fetuses (sSGA)" will develop pre-eclampsia (PE) or require an indicated early preterm delivery (≤ 34 weeks of gestation); and (2) whether risk assessment performance is improved using these proteins in addition to clinical factors and Doppler parameters. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included women with singleton pregnancies diagnosed with sSGA (estimated fetal weight <10th percentile) between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation (n = 314)...
2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
A Trapani, L F Gonçalves, T F Trapani, M J Franco, R N Galluzzo, M M S Pires
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of transdermal nitroglycerin (GTN) and sildenafil citrate on Doppler velocity waveforms of the uterine (UtA), umbilical (UA) and fetal middle cerebral (MCA) arteries in pregnancies with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). METHODS: This was a prospective study of 35 singleton pregnancies (gestational age, 24-31 weeks) with IUGR and abnormal UtA and UA Doppler waveforms. We compared maternal arterial blood pressure and Z-scores of the pulsatility index (PI) of UtA, UA and fetal MCA before and after application of a transdermal GTN patch (average dose, 0...
July 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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