Gabriel C. Osanan

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INTRODUCTION Alloimmunization is the main cause of fetal anemia. There are not many consistent analyses associating antenatal parameters to perinatal mortality in transfused fetuses due to maternal alloimmunization. The study aimed to determine the prognostic variables related to perinatal death. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cohort study analyzed 128 fetuses(More)
Purpose. It was to quantify the intraobserver and interobserver variability of the sonographic measurements of renal pelvis and classify hydronephrosis severity. Methods. Two ultrasonographers evaluated 17 fetuses from 23 to 39 weeks of gestation. Renal pelvis APD were taken in 50 renal units. For intraobserver error, one of them performed three sequential(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of the combined use of the cardiofemoral index (CFI) and the middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA-PSV), converted to multiples of the median (MoM), as noninvasive means to detect severe fetal anemia. METHOD We measured CFI and MCA-PSV MoM in 37 fetuses just before their first (n=37), second (n=22), and third(More)
BACKGROUND Severe anaemic foetuses of Rhesus (Rh) isoimmunised mothers are usually treated by intrauterine transfusion (IUT). It is helpful to determine the volume of blood necessary to raise the concentration of haemoglobin by 1.0 g/dL in response to intrauterine transfusions. METHODS In this cross-sectional, observational study we evaluated 107 first(More)
INTRODUCTION Obstructive uropathies are main diseases affecting the fetus. Early diagnosis allows to establish the appropriate therapy to minimize the risk of damage to kidney function at birth. Biochemical markers have been used to predict the prognosis of renal function in fetuses. Uromodulin, also known by Tamm-Horsfall protein (THP) is exclusively(More)
The consequences of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus during pregnancy are severe for both mother and fetus. The risk of congenital malformations among infants of diabetic mothers is related to the quality of the diabetic control (Allen et al., 2007; American Diabetes Association [ADA], 2004). In diabetic pregnancy, unsatisfactory glycemic control at the(More)
Objectives. To compare current criteria for severe fetal anemia diagnosis. Methodology. A cohort study analyzed 105 alloimmunized fetuses that underwent cordocentesis due to risk of anemia. Concordance among the diagnostic criteria for severe fetal anemia, hemoglobin deficit >7 g/dL, hemoglobin deficit ≥5 g/dL, and hemoglobin concentration <0.55 MoM, was(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a significant correlation exists between the echographic measurement of biventricular outer diameter and the pretransfusional serum concentration of fetal hemoglobin and whether that echographic measurement can be used as a noninvasive marker of fetal anemia. METHODS A prospective cross-sectional study was carried out(More)
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