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The comparison of fetal behavior in high risk and normal pregnancies assessed by four dimensional ultrasound.
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PMID:  20230326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: We compared fetal behavior (FB) in high risk and normal pregnancies using four dimensional ultrasound (4DUS).
METHODS: For assessment of FB in high risk and normal pregnancies, we used a scoring system of Kurjak's antenatal neurological test (KANET). The newborns were assessed by a postnatal neurological test, Amiel-Tison neurological assessment at term (ATNAT). The scores of KANET in high risk (N=116) and in normal pregnancies (N=110) were compared. After delivery, the results of KANET from both groups were compared with ATNAT test.
RESULTS: There was a statistically significant difference between group of high risk and normal pregnancies, for 8 out of 10 parameters in KANET: isolated anteflection of the head, eye blinking, facial expressions, mouth movements, isolated hand movement, hand to face movement, fist and finger movements, general movements. There was no difference for cranial sutures and isolated leg movements. Comparison of KANET and ATNAT showed statistically significant, moderate correlation between the two tests, which means that the neuropediatric exam (ATNAT) confirmed the prenatal 4DUS finding (KANET).
CONCLUSION: The difference of FB between the high risk and normal pregnancies was evident. These preliminary results are promising but further studies have to be done before the test could be recommended for wider clinical practice.
Berivoj Miskovic; Oliver Vasilj; Milan Stanojevic; Davor Ivanković; Mario Kerner; Ana Tikvica
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1461-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School University of Zagreb, Sveti Duh Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia.
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