Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages: 24-28
Received: Apr. 10, 2013;
Published: May 2, 2013
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Gustavo Romero-Gutiérrez, Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology. UMAE. Hospital de Gineco-Pediatría Nº 48, IMSS, León, Guanajuato. México
Antonio Abraham Huebe-Martínez, Dept. Radiology. Hospital of Family Medicine N° 51, IMSS, León, Guanajuato, México
Immer Amaral-Navarro, Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology. UMAE. Hospital de Gineco-Pediatría Nº 48, IMSS, León, Guanajuato. México
Armando Saúl Ruiz-Treviño, Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology. UMAE. Hospital de Gineco-Pediatría Nº 48, IMSS, León, Guanajuato. México
Objective: To determine which variables obtained by Doppler ultrasound are associated with the outcome of patients with threatened abortion. Study design: We carried out a cross-sectional study. The patient population included patients with pregnancy less than 20 weeks, who were hospitalized with the diagnosis of threatened abortion. Results: We followed the outcome of 223 patients and found 32 patients (14.3%) who aborted and 191 patients (85.7%) who did not abort. The fetal heart rate for the group who aborted was significantly lower than the group who did not abort (143 ± 2.9 vs. 154 ± 3.6 beats per minute, respectively), p = 0.002; the resistance index of uterine artery was higher (0.79 ± 0.07 vs. 0.76 ± 0.09, respectively), p = 0.018; and the resistance index of trophoblastic flow was higher (0.55 ± 0.04 vs. 0.50 ± 0.06, respectively), p = 0.041. The resistance index of umbilical artery and corpus luteum were not statistically different. Conclusion: Alterations of fetal heart rate, resistance index of uterine artery and trophoblastic flow are associated with adverse outcome in women with threatened abortion.
Antonio Abraham Huebe-Martínez,
Armando Saúl Ruiz-Treviño,
Doppler Ultrasound Assessment in Women with Threatened Abortion, Clinical Medicine Research.
Vol. 2, No. 3,
2013, pp. 24-28.
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