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Role of ultrasound in pre-eclampsia.
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PMID:  22728574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Pre-eclampsia (PE), defined as de novo hypertension (>140/90 mmHg) appearing after 20 weeks of gestation accompanied by proteinuria (>0.3 g/24 h), remains a major source of perinatal growth restriction, prematurity and death worldwide. Since its introduction practitioners have increasingly utilized fetal ultrasonography for the management of pre-eclampsia. Ultrasonographic diagnostic modalities including fetal biometric growth curves, the biophysical profile and umbilical artery Doppler have been used to detect fetal growth restriction and assess fetal wellbeing, respectively. Doppler studies of the middle cerebral and uterine arteries offer additional utility in the prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes and as a potential screening test for pre-eclampsia. The purpose of this review was to explore the developments of ultrasound technology that have been relevant to the screening, diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia.
Authors:
C Jodicke; Dev Maulik; P Singh; E Heitmann; D Maulik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva ginecologica     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0026-4784     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Ginecol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400731     Medline TA:  Minerva Ginecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-308     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA - cristiano.jodicke@tmcmed.org.
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