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OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the association between fetal cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) and intrapartum fetal compromise and admission to the neonatal unit (NNU) in term pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective cohort study in a single tertiary referral center over a 14-year period from 2000 through 2013. The umbilical artery pulsatility(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether small- and appropriate-for-gestational-age (SGA and AGA) term fetuses with a low cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) have worse neonatal acid-base status than those with normal CPR. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 2927 term fetuses divided into groups according to birth-weight centile and CPR multiple of the median. The(More)
Objectives. To assess the outcome of fetuses with isolated short femur detected at 19-41 weeks and determine to what extent this incidental finding should be a cause of concern in fetuses with a normal previous follow-up. Methods. 156 fetuses with isolated short femur were compared with a control group of 637 fetuses with normal femur length. FL values were(More)
OBJECTIVES It has recently been reported that fetuses with achondroplasia have a wider than expected femoral proximal diaphysis-metaphysis angle (femoral angle). The aim of this case-control study was to investigate this finding. METHODS Cases with confirmed achondroplasia (n = 6), small-for-gestational-age fetuses (n = 70) and a group of normal fetuses(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether changes in the middle cerebral artery (MCA), umbilical artery (UA) and cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) Doppler indices at term might be used to identify those appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) fetuses that are failing to reach their growth potential (FRGP). METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of data obtained in a(More)
We report a very uncommon uterine anomaly consisting on a normal uterus, a double cervix with an anteroposterior disposition, and absence of vaginal septum. A 36-years-old woman with one child and absence of past reproductive disorders was examined for a routine checkup. Clinical and transvaginal ultrasound examinations showed a normal uterus with a double(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the possible progression of intrauterine devices (IUDs) to a lower or upper position in women. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-two lowly placed T-shaped IUDs in women with 0-3 children were examined with transvaginal ultrasonography after 2 months of insertion in order to assess the possible progression of the IUDs. Also, the IUDs inserted(More)
OBJECTIVE Abdominal circumference is the ultrasound parameter that best correlates with fetal growth. The purpose of this study was to assess whether its proportions change in cases of growth disorders. METHODS Using the abdominal protuberance ratio(APR) described in a previous paper, the abdominal circumference in fetuses affected by macrosomia and(More)