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The Role of 4D Ultrasound in the Assessment of Fetal Behaviour.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22205894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Fetal behavior is defined as any fetal action seen by the mother or fetus diagnosed by objective methods such as cardiotocography (CTG) or ultrasound. Analysis of the dynamics of the fetal behavior with morphological studies has lead to the conclusion that fetal behavior patterns are directly reflecting development and maturation of the central nervous system. The assessment of fetal behavior by 4D ultrasound could allow distinction between normal and abnormal fetal behavior patterns which might make possible the early recognition of fetal brain impairment.Aim: Assessment of fetal movements throughout the pregnancy using 4D ultrasound.Material and Method: The study group included 144 healthy pregnant women with single pregnancies between 7-38 weeks of gestation. For the first trimester of pregnancy we assessed eight types of fetal movements and for the second and third trimesters 14 types of fetal movements and facial expressions. The analyzed parameters for each trimester of pregnancy can be used for performing antenatal neurodevelopment test, used the first time by Professor Kurjak.Results: After 15-20 minutes 4D ultrasound examination, we found a pattern of fetal behavior for each trimester of pregnancy.Conclusions: Dynamic evaluation of fetal behavior reflects directly the processes of maturation and development of the central nervous system. This can make the difference between normal and abnormal brain development and may be used for early diagnosis of neurological disorders that become manifest in perinatal and postnatal periods.
Authors:
Dr Florentina-Daniela Lebit; Professor Dr Radu Vladareanu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mædica     Volume:  6     ISSN:  2069-6116     ISO Abbreviation:  Maedica (Buchar)     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-29     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526930     Medline TA:  Maedica (Buchar)     Country:  Romania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Elias University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania.
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