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The importance of venous Doppler velocimetry for evaluation of intrauterine growth restriction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21460154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The management of growth-restricted fetuses requires accurate diagnosis to optimize the timing of delivery. Doppler velocimetry is the only noninvasive method for assessing the fetoplacental hemodynamic status. This review will give a critical overview of the current knowledge on fetal venous blood flow in pregnancies complicated by in-trauterine growth-restricted fetuses. Adaptation of the circulation in intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses is described. Normal and abnormal venous Doppler waveforms are presented. Correlations of abnormal waveforms with the presence of acidemia and perinatal outcomes are emphasized. Limitations of venous Doppler velocimetry for optimizing the time for delivery and the perinatal outcome are also presented.
Authors:
Apostolos Kaponis; Takashi Harada; George Makrydimas; Tomoiki Kiyama; Kazuya Arata; George Adonakis; Vasilis Tsapanos; Tomio Iwabe; Theodoros Stefos; George Decavalas; Tasuku Harada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine, 36-1 Nishimachi, Yonago 683-8504, Japan. kaponisapostolos@hotmail.com.
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