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Doppler blood flow in obstetrics.
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PMID:  12441697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our review on Doppler ultrasound in obstetrics aims to identify which vessels have a definite clinical role in obstetrics. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of Doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of the intrauterine growth-restricted fetus improves the perinatal morbidity and mortality. However, the timing of delivery of the intrauterine growth-restricted fetus, based on Doppler ultrasonography, remains the subject of investigation. Robust data exist on the management of fetuses at risk for anemia because of red cell alloimmunization by using the middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity. Appropriate training for the correct assessment of this vessel is fundamental. Doppler ultrasonography of the umbilical artery is useful in the counseling of patients with pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome. SUMMARY: Recently, Doppler ultrasonography has been shown to be helpful to the obstetricians in the diagnosis of the IUGR fetus, diagnosis of fetal anemia, twin-twin transfusion syndrome. These are the basis for timing the delivery of the IUGR fetus. However, more data are necessary. Doppler ultrasonography should be used to assess the fetal ductus arteriosus in patients treated with prostaglandin inhibitors. Doppler is also an important part of the fetal echocardiogram.
Laura Detti; Masashi Akiyama; Giancarlo Mari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1040-872X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-20     Completed Date:  2003-04-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007264     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  587-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Erythroblastosis, Fetal / ultrasonography
Fetal Growth Retardation / ultrasonography
Regional Blood Flow
Ultrasonography, Doppler*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Uterus / blood supply,  ultrasonography

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