Transabdominal uterine arteries Doppler at 12-14th and 20-24th week of gestation and pregnancy outcome: A prospective study

Stefania Rampello, Luigi Frigerio, Elena Ricci, Elena Rota, Marzia Lucianetti, Fabio Parazzini

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Objective: To identify women at actual risk of pre-eclampsia and poor pregnancy outcome in a selected group of high risk patients. Study design: Prospective study of women with previous pre-eclampsia and/or intra uterine growth retardation, intra uterine death (≥20th week), chronic hypertension, three or more previous spontaneous abortions. All subjects were followed-up till pregnancy outcome. Gestational week at delivery and birth weight were recorded. Other outcome measures were: intra uterine growth retardation, pregnancy-induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, abruptio placenta, admission in neonatal intensive care unit. Results: 139 patients were enrolled and followed-up until the end of pregnancy. Abnormal Doppler results at 12-14th week examination were associated with intra uterine growth retardation, fetal death/spontaneous abortion and small for gestational age birth. Conclusions: This study indicates that early evaluation of arterial uterine RI and presence of notches may be predictive of low birth weight and intra uterine growth retardation in a high risk population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume147
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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Uterine Artery
Pregnancy Outcome
Pre-Eclampsia
Prospective Studies
Pregnancy
Spontaneous Abortion
Growth
Abruptio Placentae
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Fetal Death
Induced Abortion
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Low Birth Weight Infant
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Parturition
Hypertension
Population

Keywords

  • Doppler
  • High risk pregnancy
  • Pregnancy outcome
  • Prenatal ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Transabdominal uterine arteries Doppler at 12-14th and 20-24th week of gestation and pregnancy outcome : A prospective study. / Rampello, Stefania; Frigerio, Luigi; Ricci, Elena; Rota, Elena; Lucianetti, Marzia; Parazzini, Fabio.

In: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Vol. 147, No. 2, 12.2009, p. 135-138.

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