Gisela S Ghosh

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OBJECTIVE Uterine artery Doppler is becoming a routine part of pregnancy surveillance in high-risk pregnancies. Which blood flow velocity waveform index to measure is debated and the 'notch' in early diastole is not widely accepted, as it is a subjective measure. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the different indices in the prediction of adverse(More)
BACKGROUND Oligohydramnios has been shown to be a predictor of intrapartal fetal distress. In a selected group of low-risk pregnancies, however, it has not yet been established that oligohydramnios contributes to intrapartal fetal distress. METHODS Ultrasonically estimated four-quadrant amniotic fluid index as a test for admission to the labor ward was(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare umbilical and uterine artery Doppler in predicting outcome of pregnancies suspected of fetal growth restriction (FGR). DESIGN A prospective study included 353 singleton pregnancies complicated by an FGR fetus. SETTING University Hospital setting. SAMPLE Pregnancies suspected of FGR diagnosed by ultrasound fetal biometry during a(More)
INTRODUCTION The pulsatility indices of the umbilical and uterine arteries are used as the surrogate measures of utero-placental perfusion. Combining the two might simplify the evaluation of total placental vascular impedance, possibly improve prediction of adverse outcomes, and help identify pregnancies with suspected fetal growth restriction that need(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of the placental arterial Doppler examination at 23-24 gestational weeks for predicting adverse perinatal outcome in high-risk pregnancies. DESIGN Retrospective register study. SETTING Skåne University Hospital in Malmö. POPULATION Six hundred and forty-five women with high-risk pregnancies, without fetal malformations or(More)
Color Doppler Ultrasound was performed on 202 post-term pregnancies to detect the presence of a nuchal cord. A nuchal cord was diagnosed if the umbilical cord could be followed 360 degrees around the fetal neck. The results were not disclosed to the managing obstetrician, midwife, and patient. The perinatal outcome was analyzed according to Apgar score,(More)
OBJECTIVES Under physiological conditions the blood flow velocity waveform in the umbilical vein (UV) has an even non-pulsating pattern. Pulsations in the UV have been described in human fetuses exposed to chronic hypoxia and heart failure. Current techniques for fetal surveillance during labor and delivery involve a risk of both over- and underestimation(More)
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