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Cross sectional area of umbilical cord as a predictor for neonatal birth weight

Author: Henan Dh. Skheel Al-Jebory
Journal: Mustansiriya Medical Journal مجلة المستنصرية الطبية ISSN: 20701128 22274081 Year: 2016 Volume: 15 Issue: 2 Pages: 46-51
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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Background: In an effort to ameliorate the adverse outcomes associated with traumatic delivery, maternity care professionals continue to search for methods of predicting fetal weight accurately. Aim: This study was designed to clarify the relation between cross sectional area of umbilical cord measured by ultrasound and actual birth weight and compare it with that of hadlock's formula. Patients and method This ; prospective cohort study included 113 pregnant women with uncomplicated, singleton pregnancy and gestational age of 37-42 weeks, admitted with early labor or prepared for elective cesarean section. All were examined by ultra sound, during which fetal anthropometric parameters (BPD, FL, and AC) and cross sectional area of umbilical cord were measured. The estimated fetal weight calculated by Hadlock's formula and by cross sectional area of umbilical cord was correlated with actual birth weight. Results: There was a significant moderate correlation between umbilical cross sectional area with, maternal BMI and neonatal gender, gestational age, but there was no correlation with maternal age, height and parity p.( <0,001) . The umbilical cord cross sectional area and Wharton’s jelly area were found to be moderately correlated with neonatal actual birth-weight, and no significant correlation with umbilical vessels area P (<0.001) The correlation strength of the umbilical cord cross sectional with the estimated birth weight was higher than that by Hadlock’s formula with the value of Coefficient of determinant (R2= 0.3828) for umbilical cord area versus (R20.194 ) for Hadlock's. Conclusion: The cross sectional area of umbilical cord was more accurate in predicting birth weight than fetal anthropometric parameters Bi parietal diameter, femur length and abdominal circumference, (BPD, FL,AC)by Hadlock's formula.


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Maternal–Placental Growth Factor and the Identification of Fetuses with Placental Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Authors: Henan Dh Skheel Al Jebory --- Asmaa Zubaid Alazzawy
Journal: Mustansiriya Medical Journal مجلة المستنصرية الطبية ISSN: 20701128 22274081 Year: 2018 Volume: 17 Issue: 1 Pages: 36-41
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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Objective: This study was designed to discriminate between fetal growth restriction that is placentally mediated and constitutionally smallfetuses depending on the measurement of placental growth factor (PlGF) in the maternal circulation. Study Design: This was a prospectivecase–control study. Settings: This study was conducted at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Al‑Yarmouk Teaching Hospital.Patients and Methods: The study included 100 cases (11 placental intrauterine growth restriction [IUGR] and 89 constitutionally small)with singleton pregnancies. Serum PlGF was measured by ELISA technique. Concentration less than the 5th percentile for normal pregnancywas considered a positive PlGF test. Results: A positive PlGF test was found in 10 out of the 11 placental growth restriction cases and in4 out of the 89 constitutionally small fetuses. PlGF can differentiate between IUGR due to placental dysfunction from constitutionally smallfetuses with 90.1% sensitivity and 95.5% specificity. Conclusion: PlGF may serve as a promising tool to identify placental IUGR antenatally

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