Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
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ISSN: 2161-0932

Finn Friis Lauszus

  • Research Article
    Umbilical Pulsatility Index is Associated with Fetalacidemia in Type 1 Diabetic Pregnancies
    Author(s): Anna Lund Rasmussen and Finn Friis LauszusAnna Lund Rasmussen and Finn Friis Lauszus

    This study was designed to test umbilical indices and establish a reference in pregnancies complicated by type 1 diabetes mellitus, and to correlate the pulsatility index to other clinical parameters. We included consecutively 129 type 1 diabetic pregnant women during a five year period. During their pregnancy HbA1c, electrolytes, uric acid, diurnal blood pressure was measured and 24-h urine collected for measurement of albumin excretion rate. Umbilical blood flow measurements were done routinely from week 32 and started before week 32 on indication. Resistance and pulsatility indices and systolic-diastolic ratio were measured. The weekly repeated measurements from gestational 32 to 34 had the lowest levels of pulsatility index in the normoalbuminuria group and highest in the micro- and macroalbuminuria group combined (p = 0.01). We found an association of pulsatility index and umbili.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000149

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