Are there sex differences in Fetal Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue (FAST) measurements?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208011
Title:
Are there sex differences in Fetal Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue (FAST) measurements?
Authors:
Farah, Nadine; Stuart, Bernard; Harrold, Emily; Fattah, Chro; Kennelly, Mairead; Turner, Michael J
Affiliation:
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Coombe Women and Infants University, Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. nadine.farah@ucd.ie
Citation:
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010 Feb;148(2):118-20. Epub 2009 Nov 11.
Journal:
European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208011
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.10.003
PubMed ID:
19910101
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To determine if Fetal Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue (FAST) measurements using antenatal ultrasound differ between male and female fetuses. STUDY DESIGN: Women who had an ultrasound examination for fetal growth between 20 and 40 weeks gestation were studied. Women with diabetes mellitus were excluded. The fetal anterior abdominal subcutaneous tissue was measured on the anterior abdominal wall in millimetres anterior to the margins of the ribs, using magnification at the level of the abdominal circumference. The fetal sex was recorded after delivery. RESULTS: A total of 557 fetuses were measured, 290 male and 267 female. The FAST measurements increased with gestational age. The FAST increased at the same rate for both male and female fetuses and at any given week there was no sex difference. CONCLUSIONS: The increased fat composition in females reported after birth was not found in abdominal wall subcutaneous fat measurements using ultrasound during pregnancy. Antenatal centile charts for FAST do not need to be based on sex.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Abdominal Fat/*ultrasonography; Female; Fetus/anatomy & histology; Humans; Male; Pregnancy; Prospective Studies; *Sex Characteristics; *Ultrasonography, Prenatal
ISSN:
1872-7654 (Electronic); 0301-2115 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFarah, Nadineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStuart, Bernarden_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarrold, Emilyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFattah, Chroen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennelly, Maireaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Michael Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:57:37Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:57:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:57:37Z-
dc.identifier.citationEur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010 Feb;148(2):118-20. Epub 2009 Nov 11.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1872-7654 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0301-2115 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19910101en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.10.003en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208011-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To determine if Fetal Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue (FAST) measurements using antenatal ultrasound differ between male and female fetuses. STUDY DESIGN: Women who had an ultrasound examination for fetal growth between 20 and 40 weeks gestation were studied. Women with diabetes mellitus were excluded. The fetal anterior abdominal subcutaneous tissue was measured on the anterior abdominal wall in millimetres anterior to the margins of the ribs, using magnification at the level of the abdominal circumference. The fetal sex was recorded after delivery. RESULTS: A total of 557 fetuses were measured, 290 male and 267 female. The FAST measurements increased with gestational age. The FAST increased at the same rate for both male and female fetuses and at any given week there was no sex difference. CONCLUSIONS: The increased fat composition in females reported after birth was not found in abdominal wall subcutaneous fat measurements using ultrasound during pregnancy. Antenatal centile charts for FAST do not need to be based on sex.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Fat/*ultrasonographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFetus/anatomy & histologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Sex Characteristicsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Ultrasonography, Prenatalen_GB
dc.titleAre there sex differences in Fetal Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue (FAST) measurements?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.journalEuropean journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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