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Fetoplacental biometry and umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry in the overnourished adolescent model of fetal growth restriction.
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PMID:  22840729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate ultrasonographically fetal growth trajectories, placental biometry, and umbilical artery (UA) Doppler indices in growth-restricted pregnancies of overnourished adolescent ewes and normally developing pregnancies of control-fed ewes.
STUDY DESIGN: Singleton pregnancies were established using embryo transfer in 42 adolescent ewes that were overnourished (n = 27) or control-fed (n = 15) and were scanned at weekly intervals from 83-126 days' gestation and necropsied at 131 days' gestation (term = 145 days).
RESULTS: Ultrasonographic placental measurements were reduced and UA Doppler indices were increased from 83 days' gestation; measurements of fetal abdominal circumference and femur length, renal volume and tibia length, and biparietal diameter were reduced from 98, 105, and 112 days' gestation, respectively, in overnourished vs control-intake pregnancies.
CONCLUSION: Overnourishment of adolescent sheep dams produced late-onset asymmetric fetal growth restriction that was commensurate with brain sparing. Ultrasonographic placental biometry was already reduced and UA Doppler indices increased by mid gestation in overnourished pregnancies, preceding reduced fetal growth velocity and indicating an early nutritionally mediated insult on placental development.
David J Carr; Raymond P Aitken; John S Milne; Anna L David; Jacqueline M Wallace
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  207     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141.e6-141.e15     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; Prenatal Cell and Gene Therapy Group, UCL Institute for Women's Health, University College London, London, UK.
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