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Uterine and umbilical artery velocimetry was carried out on 71 women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Three categories of hypertensive disease were diagnosed: chronic hypertension, preeclampsia, and chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia. Clinical classifications describe the severity of disease effectively, primarily because the(More)
Uterine artery velocimetry was performed by means of a continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound. Serial studies were done on 12 nonpregnant and 79 normal pregnant women. Measurements were made on both uterine arteries and averaged. From the proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle through 40 weeks of pregnancy, four developmental phases are described. These(More)
A continuous-wave Doppler unit was used to obtain umbilical artery velocity waveforms and to calculate the peak-systolic/diastolic ratio, a reflection of vascular resistance distal to the point of measurement. A total of 587 examinations were performed on 189 women between 18 to 42 weeks' gestation. The neonates were divided in four groups based on their(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine which antepartum test is the best predictor of post-date-related adverse outcome among the amniotic fluid index (AFI), nonstress test (NST), biophysical profile, or middle cerebral artery to umbilical artery Doppler ratio. METHODS Pregnant women of 41 or more weeks' gestation with singleton fetuses and vertex presentations underwent(More)
We studied 136 pregnant women with hypertension with Doppler velocimetry of the uterine and umbilical arteries. The patients were classified into four groups according to the values of the systolic/diastolic ratios. The first group had normal ratios in both the umbilical and uterine arteries. The second group had elevated umbilical ratios and normal ratios(More)
Quantitative placental examinations were performed on 47 women who had Doppler flow velocity studies of the umbilical artery during their pregnancy. The systolic-diastolic ratio of the umbilical artery was used as the measurement parameter to divide the study population into two groups. Group 1 consisted of women with normal systolic-diastolic ratios(More)
OBJECTIVE This study tested the null hypothesis that the number of fetal surveillance tests and perinatal outcomes would not differ statistically between pregnancies randomized to visual or computerized interpretation of antepartum nonstress test results. STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized controlled trial was conducted, which required a sample size(More)
Doppler umbilical artery velocimetry has been used to study high-risk pregnancies. The most extreme waveform abnormality is the absence of end-diastolic velocity. To examine the significance of this finding, events outcome was evaluated in 161 women studied between 31 and 36 weeks. Ten had absence of end-diastolic velocity. When compared with fetuses with(More)