Is there a correlation between aortic Doppler velocimetric findings in diabetic pregnant women and fetal outcome?

E. Albert Reece, Zion Hagay, Wolfgang Moroder, Nancy DeGennaro, Carol Homko, Arnon Wiznitzer

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Abstract

The correlation between fetal aortic velocity waveforms with fetal outcome in pregnancies complicated by diabetes mellitus was examined. Systolic-diastolic ratios were obtained at 2 week intervals between 18 and 38 weeks of gestation. They were analyzed according to several fetal outcome variables. Infants with presumed fetal distress during labor and neonates with respiratory abnormalities showed statistically significant elevations of aortic Doppler indices. However, these correlations lacked clinical relevance indicating that fetal aortic Doppler velocimetry cannot be used as a means of assessing impending fetal compromise in offspring of diabetic mothers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Doppler velocimetry
  • Fetus, aorta
  • Pregnancy, diabetes

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