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Psychological distress after recent detection of fetal malformation: short-term effect on second-trimester uteroplacental and fetoplacental circulation.
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PMID:  21985624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Please cite this paper as: Helbig A, Kaasen A, Malt U, Haugen G. Psychological distress after recent detection of fetal malformation: short-term effect on second-trimester uteroplacental and fetoplacental circulation. BJOG 2011; DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.03155.x. We examined the short-term effect of severe maternal psychological distress on the placental circulation in second trimester in a prospective observational study. In 86 pregnant women with a newly detected fetal malformation, and 98 women with normal ultrasound findings, distress was assessed using the Impact of Event Scale and the General Health Questionnaire-28. Uterine and umbilical artery pulsatility indices, notching and heart rates were measured by Doppler ultrasound. Psychological distress was high in the anomaly group, but circulatory outcome measures did not differ between groups. Multiple regression analyses did not show an increase in circulatory resistance measures even at high distress levels.
Authors:
A Helbig; A Kaasen; Uf Malt; G Haugen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100935741     Medline TA:  BJOG     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology © 2011 RCOG.
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Department of Obstetrics, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway Department of Neuropsychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
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