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Is maternal anemia associated with small placental volume in the first trimester?
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PMID:  24474637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: To clarify whether maternal anemia could reduce placental volume in the early gestation.
METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted. Consecutive women who visited at 11-13 + 6 weeks' gestation were enrolled. Subjects were divided into two groups by maternal hemoglobin concentration. Cases with maternal anemia were defined as a hemoglobin level less than 11 g/dl on a blood test (cases), and the others were defined as controls. An ultrasound examination was performed to measure the placental volume and the uterine arterial blood flow. The three-dimensional volume of the placenta using virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL) technique was acquired by transabdominal ultrasonography. Placental volumes were compared in women with and without anemia.
RESULTS: 31 cases and 486 controls were analyzed. Maternal characteristics were not different between two groups except anemia. Placental volumes were 63.6 ± 22.2 and 60.9 ± 22.8 cm(3) (ns), uterine arterial RIs were 0.7 ± 0.1 and 0.8 ± 0.1 (ns), and PIs were 1.7 ± 0.5 and 1.8 ± 0.6 (ns) in cases and controls, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: Maternal anemia was not associated with reduced placental volume and uterine arterial Doppler wave form at 11-13 weeks' gestation.
Junichi Hasegawa; Masamitsu Nakamura; Shoko Hamada; Akihiko Sekizawa; Takashi Okai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-1-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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