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Normal reference ranges of inferior vena cava doppler indices from 14 to 40 weeks of gestation.
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PMID:  22359382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To establish normal reference ranges of inferior vena cava (IVC) Doppler velocities in normal singleton pregnancies from 14 to 40 weeks. METHODS: A prospective descriptive study was conducted on normal singleton pregnancies with confirmed gestational age. The sonographic measurements of IVC Doppler indices, including preload index, peak velocity index for vein, and pulsatility index for vein, were determined by experienced sonographers. RESULTS: A total of 645 measurements were performed, ranging from 12 to 30 measurements available for each gestational week. The relationship between gestational age and IVC Doppler indices was not linear. The best-fitted regression equations for the indices are as follows: [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] (GA = gestational age in week) All IVC Doppler indices rapidly declined from 14 to 20 weeks of gestation and then they were relatively constant or slightly decreased throughout the rest of pregnancy. The tables of normal reference ranges were constructed. CONCLUSIONS: Normal reference ranges of IVC Doppler indices for each gestational week from 14 to 40 weeks were constructed. This normative data may be a useful noninvasive tool in evaluation of fetal cardiac function. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2012.
Suchaya Luewan; Kasemsri Srisupundit; Fuanglada Tongprasert; Theera Tongsong
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-22
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Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Chiang Mai University, Thailand.
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