Journal article

First-Trimester Uterine Artery Doppler Analysis in the Prediction of Later Pregnancy Complications

Su Lynn Khong, Stefan C Kane, Shaun P Brennecke, Fabricio da Silva Costa

DISEASE MARKERS | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Uterine artery Doppler waveform analysis has been extensively studied in the second trimester of pregnancy as a predictive marker for the later development of preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. The use of Doppler interrogation of this vessel in the first trimester has gained momentum in recent years. Various measurement techniques and impedance indices have been used to evaluate the relationship between uterine artery Doppler velocimetry and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Overall, first-trimester Doppler interrogation of the uterine artery performs better in the prediction of early-onset than late-onset preeclampsia. As an isolated marker of future disease, its sensitivity in predicting..

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