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Assessment of uterine artery and aortic isthmus Doppler recordings as predictors of necrotizing enterocolitis.
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PMID:  22189049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether changes of uterine arteries and aortic isthmus Doppler blood flow recordings could enhance the prediction of necrotizing enterocolitis. STUDY DESIGN: Doppler characteristics of the uterine artery, umbilical and middle cerebral arteries, ductus venosus, and aortic isthmus were reviewed in 123 growth-restricted fetuses who were then divided into 2 groups: with and without necrotizing enterocolitis. RESULTS: Twelve of 123 newborn infants (9%) expressed necrotizing enterocolitis. This group showed significant association between necrotizing enterocolitis and bilateral notching on the uterine artery (83.3% vs 29.7%; P < .001), uterine artery mean resistance index (83.3% vs 36.9%; P < .002), aortic isthmus diastolic blood flow velocity integrals (Z score: -7.32 vs -3.99; P = .028), and absent or negative "a" wave on the ductus venosus (17% vs 1.8%; P = .021). With the use of logistic regression, uterine bilateral notching could predict necrotizing enterocolitis with a sensitivity of 83.3% and a specificity of 70.3%. CONCLUSION: More than any other variable, uterine bilateral notching should be recognized as a strong risk factor for necrotizing enterocolitis.
Marie-Josée Raboisson; Cyril Huissoud; Annie Lapointe; Nicolas Hugues; Jean-Luc Bigras; Myriam Brassard; Julie Lamoureux; Jean-Claude Fouron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fetal Cardiology Unit, Pediatric Cardiology Service, Department of Pediatrics, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, Montreal, QC, Canada.
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