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Anvendelsen af Doppler-ultralyd i obstetrikken

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Several investigations have suggested an association between intrauterine growth retardation or an adverse neonatal outcome and increased vascular resistance in the fetal and maternal uteroplacental circulation assessed by Doppler-ultrasound. Meta-analysis of nine randomized controlled trials showed that the use of Doppler-ultrasound in the surveillance of high-risk pregnancies reduced the perinatal mortality considerably. Taken together, there is evidence to suggest that Doppler-ultrasound is a valuable tool for discriminating between normal small and ≫sick≪ small fetuses. Screening in unselected populations of low-risk pregnancies, however, seems to be without any benefit.

Translated title of the contributionThe use of Doppler-ultrasound in obstetrics
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for laeger
Volume158
Issue8
Pages (from-to)1055-1061
Number of pages7
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996

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