Journal article

Cerebral-placental-uterine ratio as novel predictor of late fetal growth restriction: prospective cohort study

TM Macdonald, L Hui, AJ Robinson, KM Dane, AL Middleton, S Tong, SP Walker

ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a major risk factor for stillbirth and most commonly arises from uteroplacental insufficiency. Despite clinical examination and third-trimester fetal biometry, cases of FGR often remain undetected antenatally. Placental insufficiency is known to be associated with altered blood flow resistance in maternal, placental and fetal vessels. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of individual and combined Doppler blood flow resistance measurements in the prediction of term small-for-gestational age and FGR. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 347 nulliparous women with a singleton pregnancy at 36 weeks' gestation in which fetal growt..

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