Doppler ultrasonography in obstetrics: from the diagnosis of fetal anemia to the treatment of intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses

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After the adoption of the use of umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity in high-risk pregnancies and in pregnancies that are at risk of having an anemic fetus, the main focus of Doppler ultrasonography in obstetrics today is intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses. What is most needed at this time are (1) training of sonographers and sonologists on how to perform a Doppler study, (2) an international classification of intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses, and (3) a study of the natural history of intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses that might contribute to a better understanding of the intrauterine growth-restriction process and to standard treatment of intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses. Future investigations, which would include randomized studies, could be designed from the results of such studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613.e1-613.e9
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume200
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Doppler Ultrasonography
Obstetrics
Anemia
Fetus
Growth
High-Risk Pregnancy
Umbilical Arteries
Middle Cerebral Artery
Natural History
Pregnancy

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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