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The vertebral artery Doppler might be an alternative to the middle cerebral artery Doppler in the follow-up of the early onset growth-restricted fetus.
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PMID:  24185713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To show the clinical utility of the vertebral artery Doppler as an alternative to the middle cerebral artery Doppler in the follow-up of fetuses affected with early-onset growth restriction (FGR).
METHOD: We present a group of fetuses with early-onset FGR in which the vertebral artery resistance (VA RI) and pulsatility indices (VA PI) were measured and plotted along with their references earlier calculated using 1980 Doppler examinations. In addition, the VA and MCA performance was compared using values converted into multiples of the median.
RESULTS: Similarly to the MCA, VA RI and VA PI percentiles showed curve shapes with higher values at the beginning of the third trimester. The majority of growth-restricted fetuses showed a notorious decrease in the VA impedance, which was not statistically different to that of the MCA.
CONCLUSION: VA Doppler values can be obtained throughout the second half of pregnancy. Preliminary data suggest a clinical application in the management of early-onset FGR. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Authors:
José Morales Roselló; David Hervás Marín; Alfredo Perales Marín
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0223     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Servicio de Obstetricia y Ginecología, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain.
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