Abnormal Umblical Artery Doppler is Utilized for Fetuses with Intrauterine Growth Restriction Birth at 28(0/7)-33(6/7) Gestational Weeks

BAŞER E., Celik I. H., Bilge M., Kasapoglu T., Isik D. U., YALVAÇ E. S., ...More

FETAL AND PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY, vol.39, no.6, pp.467-475, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15513815.2020.1716900
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-475
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: To compare short-term perinatal outcomes in preterm infants with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in those with absent or reversed end-diastolic umbilical artery blood flow (AREDF) to those with normal end-diastolic umbilical artery blood flow (NEDF). Methods: This study included preterm births (28(0/7)-33(6/7) gestational weeks) with IUGR with AREDF (n = 86) or NEDF (n = 27). Results: There were lower mean gestational weeks, birth weights, and a higher ratio of corticosteroid application in the AREDF group (p < 0.05). The mean length of neonatal intensive care unit stay of the AREDF group was significantly longer (p < 0.001). Sepsis and feeding intolerance ratios in the AREDF group were also significantly higher (p = 0.041 and p < 0.001 respectively). Conclusions: Patients with IUGR and umbilical Doppler abnormalities have longer neonatal intensive care unit stays.