What is the value of ultrasound soft tissue measurements in the prediction of abnormal fetal growth?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208010
Title:
What is the value of ultrasound soft tissue measurements in the prediction of abnormal fetal growth?
Authors:
Farah, N; Stuart, B; Donnelly, V; Rafferty, G; Turner, M
Affiliation:
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Coombe Women and Infants University, Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. nadine.farah@ucd.ie
Citation:
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Aug;29(6):457-63.
Journal:
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208010
DOI:
10.1080/01443610903003209
PubMed ID:
19697189
Abstract:
Abnormal fetal growth increases the complications of pregnancy not only for the baby but also for the mother. Growth abnormalities also have lifelong consequences. These babies are at increased risk of insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension later in life. It is important to identify these babies antenatally to optimise their clinical care. Although used extensively antenatally to monitor fetal growth, ultrasound has its limitations. Despite the use of more than 50 different formulae to estimate fetal weight, their performance has been poor at the extremes of fetal weight. Over the past 20 years there has been emerging interest in studying fetal soft tissue measurements to improve detection of growth abnormalities. This review paper outlines the value of soft tissue measurements in identifying fetal growth abnormalities, in estimating fetal weight and in managing diabetes mellitus in pregnancy.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
*Anthropometry; Female; Fetal Growth Retardation/ultrasonography; Fetal Macrosomia/ultrasonography; Fetal Weight; Humans; Pregnancy; *Ultrasonography, Prenatal
ISSN:
1364-6893 (Electronic); 0144-3615 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFarah, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStuart, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, Ven_GB
dc.contributor.authorRafferty, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:57:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:57:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:57:36Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Aug;29(6):457-63.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1364-6893 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0144-3615 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19697189en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01443610903003209en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208010-
dc.description.abstractAbnormal fetal growth increases the complications of pregnancy not only for the baby but also for the mother. Growth abnormalities also have lifelong consequences. These babies are at increased risk of insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension later in life. It is important to identify these babies antenatally to optimise their clinical care. Although used extensively antenatally to monitor fetal growth, ultrasound has its limitations. Despite the use of more than 50 different formulae to estimate fetal weight, their performance has been poor at the extremes of fetal weight. Over the past 20 years there has been emerging interest in studying fetal soft tissue measurements to improve detection of growth abnormalities. This review paper outlines the value of soft tissue measurements in identifying fetal growth abnormalities, in estimating fetal weight and in managing diabetes mellitus in pregnancy.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Anthropometryen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFetal Growth Retardation/ultrasonographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFetal Macrosomia/ultrasonographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFetal Weighten_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Ultrasonography, Prenatalen_GB
dc.titleWhat is the value of ultrasound soft tissue measurements in the prediction of abnormal fetal growth?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Coombe Women and Infants University, Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. nadine.farah@ucd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of, Obstetrics and Gynaecologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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