Diagnosis and management of intrauterine growth restriction

Ursula F. Harkness, Giancarlo Mari

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Abstract

The growth-restricted fetus is a fetus who fails to reach his growth potential and is at risk for perinatal morbidity and mortality. When a fetus has an estimated weight below the 10th percentile, in the absence of congenital anomalies and in the presence of a normal amount of amniotic fluid, Doppler velocimetry gives the most important information to differentiate the truly growth-restricted fetus from the fetus that is constitutionally small but otherwise normal. One area of debate and research is whether Doppler velocimetry can help in timing the delivery of the growth-restricted fetus. Data appear to support the use of ductus venosus velocimetry in deciding when to deliver, but randomized data on this point are still lacking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-764
Number of pages22
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Prenatal Diagnosis
Fetus
Rheology
Growth
Perinatal Mortality
Amniotic Fluid
Morbidity
Weights and Measures
Research

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Diagnosis and management of intrauterine growth restriction. / Harkness, Ursula F.; Mari, Giancarlo.

In: Clinics in Perinatology, Vol. 31, No. 4, 01.12.2004, p. 743-764.

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