Predictors of perinatal outcome in intrauterine growth retardation: A long term study

Fabio A. Scopesi, Diego Gazzolo, Pierluigi L. Bruschettini, Ettore de Toni, Mauritio Marasini, Vincenzo Esposito, Gian C. Di Renzo

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Fifty-three intrauterine retarded fetuses (IUGR) and seventy-five healthy pregnancies were monitored by neurobehavioural profile (quiet state or S1F and activity state or S2F percentages) and umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry (UA RI) on two occasions between the 27th-32nd and the 33rd-36th week of gestation. The aims of the present study were the following 1) to relate S1F, S2F and RI to mild and severe IUGR 2) to relate behavioural state analysis and UA Doppler velocimetry to the following perinatal outcomes: Cesarean section (CS); Preterm delivery (PD); small for gestational age (SGA); Apgar score at 1st and 5th min <7; Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS); Neurological Injury (NI) (evaluated at the birth, the 4th, the 8th and the 12th month of life). 3) to establish the best predictors of perinatal outcome with these monitoring parameters by a stepwise computerized processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Perinatal Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Behavioural state
  • computerized analysis
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • fetal circulation
  • fetal monitoring
  • intrauterine growth retardation
  • placental blood flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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