Role of cerebroplacental ratio for fetal assessment in prolonged pregnancy.

  title={Role of cerebroplacental ratio for fetal assessment in prolonged pregnancy.},
  author={Francesco D'Antonio and Devang Patel and Nishida Chandrasekharan and Baskaran Thilaganathan and Amar Bhide},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  volume={42 2},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the role of the cerebroplacental ratio (CPR), i.e. the ratio between the middle cerebral artery and umbilical artery pulsatility indices, in detecting fetal compromise in prolonged pregnancy. METHODS Women attending a dedicated postdates clinic at 41 weeks' gestation were recruited for the study and CPR was calculated at 41+3 weeks. Induction of labor was offered at 42 weeks to those women still undelivered. Unfavorable outcome was defined as cord… CONTINUE READING


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