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Doppler color in pregnancy

M Baraa Allaf, Maria Andrikopoulou, Natalie Crnosija, Jolene Muscat, Martin R Chavez, Anthony M Vintzileos
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility in visualizing placental cord insertion (PCI) during second-trimester fetal anatomical survey and the association between marginal cord insertion (MCI) and preterm delivery (PTD) and low birth weight (LBW). Our secondary objectives were to evaluate the association of MCI with adverse composite obstetrical and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed over a 28-month period. Women with singleton pregnancies presenting for routine anatomical survey between 18-22 weeks' gestation were included...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Arata Hibi, Kazumasa Mogi
Portal vein thrombosis is a rare but life-threatening complication during pregnancy and postpartum period. Color Doppler ultrasound is useful for prompt diagnosis. Although the risk of complications should be considered, successful pregnancy with comorbid portal vein thrombosis is possible with appropriate anticoagulation therapy and close monitoring.
March 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Cesare Battaglia, Nicola Persico, Isabella Zanetti, Francesca Guasina, Mara Mattioli, Paolo Casadio, Elena Morotti
During pregnancy, women go through a series of physical and emotional changes that may have an impact on their sexuality. The aim of the study was to examine modifications in sexual function during pregnancy by means of translabial ultrasonography and administration of questionnaires on sexual activity. Eighteen healthy and adult (25-35 years) pregnant women without sexual dysfunction and with a stable heterosexual relationship were examined at 10-12, 18-20, and 30-32 weeks of gestation. Patients underwent ultrasonographic translabial clitoral volume and labia minora thickness measurements and color Doppler assessment of the dorsal clitoral and posterior labial arteries...
March 9, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
L Herling, J Johnson, K Ferm-Widlund, F Bergholm, N Elmstedt, P Lindgren, S-E Sonesson, G Acharya, M Westgren
OBJECTIVES: Color tissue Doppler imaging (cTDI) is a promising tool for the assessment of fetal cardiac function. However, the analysis of myocardial velocity traces is cumbersome and time-consuming limiting its application in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate fetal cardiac function during the second half of pregnancy and to develop reference ranges using a newly developed automated method to analyze cTDI recordings from a cardiac four-chamber view. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study including 201 normal singleton pregnancies between 18 and 42 weeks of gestation...
February 26, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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
Rosalba De Nola, Edoardo Di Naro, Luca Maria Schonauer, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Michele Battaglia, Maria Grazia Fiore, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Giuseppe Loverro
RATIONALE: PNETs (primitive neuroectodermal tumors) are a family of highly malignant neoplasms characterized by small round cells of neuroepithelial origin. They usually involve bone and soft tissues, and have a higher incidence in childhood. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this case report, we describe the obstetric and oncological outcome of a huge mass diagnosed as a leiomyoma in a 39-year-old pregnant woman who complained of low back pain, dysuria, and urinary frequency at 22 weeks of gestation...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sachin Khanduri, Saakshi Chhabra, Santosh Yadav, Tushar Sabharwal, Mriganki Chaudhary, Tarim Usmani, Aakshit Goyal, Hritik Sharma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of Color Doppler flowmetry in the prediction of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in high-risk pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A total of 62 high-risk pregnant women underwent Color Doppler flowmetric umbilical artery pulsatility index (PI), resistive index (RI) and systolic/diastolic (S/D) ratio, middle cerebral artery PI, RI and S/D ratio, Ductus venosus S-wave/isovolumetric A-wave index (SIA) and vertebral artery RI at 23-27 weeks, 28-32 weeks and 32-36 weeks of their pregnancy...
November 8, 2017: Curēus
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
Luis F García-Paredes, Stephanie C Torres-Ayala, Wilmarie Rivera-Hernández, Wilma Rodriguez Mojica
BACKGROUND Round ligament varices (RLV) are rare and are almost exclusively seen in pregnant women. RLV may clinically resemble an inguinal hernia, inguinal mass, or other pathology involving the inguinal canal and round ligament. Ultrasound imaging is important to make the diagnosis of RLV. CASE REPORT A 34-year-old Hispanic woman, gravida 1 para 0, at 34 weeks gestation, presented to our outpatient department with a complaint of a small, painless, reducible right inguinal mass. Gray-scale sonography showed an asymmetric right inguinal anechoic mass composed of multiple serpentine tubular channels, which became more prominent when the patient performed a Valsalva maneuver...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Petrit Nuraj, Nexhmi Hyseni
Background: The obstructive hydronephrosis is a term that implicates the structural and functional changes of the kidneys as a result of difficulties in the flow of urine. Hydronephrosis specifically describes dilation and swelling of the kidney. Hydronephrosis is a condition that typically occurs when the kidney swells due to the failure of normal drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder. Our aim was to evaluate the degree of hydronephrosis, causes and diagnostic method. Material and...
September 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Zhen Li, Xingling Wang, Yichun Guan, Xiaona Yu, Jing Liu, Zhan Zhang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical application of uterine artery blood flow parameters by vaginal color Doppler ultrasonography in patients with repeated embryo implantation failure and to examine the correlation between uterine artery blood flow parameters and microvessel density (MVD). We monitored the outcomes of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer in eighty patients. We divided the patients into two groups: Pregnancy (successful pregnancy, n=50) and repeated implantation failure (more than two failures of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer, n=30)...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Edward Araujo Júnior, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Simon Meagher
OBJECTIVE: To describe a new sonographic marker of transposition of great arteries (TGA) during the first-trimester screening. METHODS: We reviewed six cases of TGA from 2013 to 2016 in which an antenatal diagnosis of TGA at first-trimester screening (11-13 + 6 weeks of gestation) was confirmed postnatally. We specifically assessed images obtained by scanning the fetal heart in three vessels (3V) and three-vessel with trachea (3VT) views using color Doppler...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Tsukuru Amano, Shinsuke Tokoro, Shunichiro Tsuji, Takashi Inoue, Fuminori Kimura, Takashi Murakami
BACKGROUND: Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm (UAP) normally presents genital bleeding in the puerperal period, and severe hydronephrosis rarely presents during pregnancy. We report a rare case of severe ureteral obstruction accompanied by uterine artery pseudoaneurysm in the early second trimester of pregnancy, which was successfully treated by surgical intervention. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old nulligravid woman who had undergone myomectomy 3 years earlier was referred to our hospital for acute left abdominal pain at the 17th week of gestation...
September 25, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Mohamed E Lasheen, Hussein M Badr, Mohamed M M Kandiel, Amal M Abo El-Maaty, Haney Samir, Mohamed Farouk, Mohamed H Eldawy
Various methods are being employed to detect early pregnancy in domestic animals. This study aimed to predict early pregnancy in buffaloes via measuring the corpus luteum (CL) diameter, the luteal blood flow (LBF) area, the uterine blood flow (UBF) vascularization area, and progesterones in saliva and serum for non-pregnant (NPBs, N = 12) and pregnant (PBs, N = 12) buffaloes. The results revealed that the CL diameter and the luteal color blood flow blue and red (P = 0.0001) areas of the pregnant animals kept increasing from day 1 to day 35 of the gestation period, but it decreased in NPBs on day 21 after reaching a peak from ovulation to day 18...
September 23, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
Dario Paladini, Angela Pistorio, L H Wu, Gabriella Meccariello, Ting Lei, Giulia Tuo, Gloria Donarini, Maurizio Marasini, Hong-Ning Xie
OBJECTIVES: Aim of this study is to describe the sonographic features and associations of Total and Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC, PAPVC) and scimitar syndrome (SS) and to review the relevant literature systematically in order to underline the associations and the sonographic features more frequently associated with these conditions. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective cohort study. Assessed variables include: TAPVC subtype, gestational age at diagnosis, area behind LA, ventricular disproportion, vertical vein, pulmonary venous obstruction, mode of diagnosis, association with cardiac and extra-cardiac conditions, pregnancy and feto-neonatal outcome...
September 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Stefano Raffaele Giannubilo, Angela Pasculli, Alessandro Cecchi, Alessandra Biagini, Andrea Ciavattini
Importance: Fetal umbilical vein aneurysm is an uncommon anomaly that accounts for approximately 4% of umbilical cord abnormalities. The rate of intrauterine fetal death is reported to be approximately 4% to 5%, higher than the background rate of 0.7% that is generally reported during pregnancy. Objective: The aim of this study was to review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical management of fetal umbilical vein aneurysm. Evidence Acquisition: Advances in high-resolution ultrasound combined with color Doppler and 3-dimensional rendering have contributed to an increased understanding of the fetal venous circulation in recent years...
September 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
Denis Wibbeke, Kerstin Hammer, Mareike Möllers, Janina Braun, Helen Ann Köster, Maria Karina Falkenberg, Kathrin Oelmeier de Murcia, Matthias Borowski, Walter Klockenbusch, Ralf Schmitz
OBJECTIVES: The Doppler assessment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) has a central role in the monitoring of high-risk pregnancies. The objective of this study was to investigate the importance of Doppler preset settings for measurement of the peak systolic velocity (PSV) and pulsatility index (PI) of the MCA. METHODS: The PI and PSV of the MCA were determined prospectively in 350 healthy fetuses between 19 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. The first measurement of the MCA (MCA...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Sudha Prasad, Ritu Goyal, Yogesh Kumar, Poonam Nayar, Supriya Hajela, Aswathy Kumaran, Rajesh Vairagi, Shalini Chauhan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of uterine blood flow parameters measured by uterine artery two-dimensional (2D)-power color doppler (PCD) ultrasound in predicting fertility outcomes in women undergoing IVF-ET cycles. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, a total of 188 infertile women who underwent IVF-ET cycles were investigated. Uterine artery 2D-PD measurements were taken during early follicular phase and on day of trigger...
April 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
Sedigheh Ayati, Leila Leila, Masoud Pezeshkirad, Farokh Seilanian Toosi, Sirous Nekooei, Mohammad Taghi Shakeri, Mansoureh Sadat Golmohammadi
BACKGROUND: Placenta adhesive disorder (PAD) is one of the most common causes of postpartum hemorrhage and peripartum hysterectomy. The main risk factors are placenta previa and prior uterine surgery such as cesarean section. Diagnosis of placenta adhesive disorders can lead to a decrease of maternal mortality and morbidities. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of color Doppler ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of PADs...
April 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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