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Uterine artery Doppler in predicting pregnancies

Recent studies have confirmed uterine artery Doppler as a useful test in predicting pregnancies at high risk of developing complications related to uteroplacental insufficiency. It is a test easy to perform at the same time as routine ultrasound pregnancy assessment, which has a low false positive rate and identifies women who may benefit from increased antenatal surveillance or prophylactic therapy.

IUGR is a major cause of stillbirth, neonatal death, preterm delivery and neonatal morbidities such as respiratory distress syndrome, intraventricular hemorrhage, necrotizing enterocolitis and cerebral palsy. Better surveillance tools for assuring fetal wellbeing have allowed delay in delivery while aiming for further maturity, although timing of delivery remains a controversial issue.

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Preeclampsia, screening, uterine artery Doppler, perinatal death, fetal growth restricition

Roland Axt-Fliedner1, Andreea Kawecki2
1 Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg, Abteilung für Pränatalmedizin
und gynäkologische Sonographie, Standort Gießen
2 Praxis für Pränatalmedizin, Dortmund
Reviewer: Bettina Schlehe, Heidelberg,
und Bernd Hüneke, Hamburg

Axt-Fliedner R. Dopplersonografie ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2017; 13(1): 54–68 publiziert 31.03.2017 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2017 ISSN 1614-8533