: According to current estimates, over 20% of the 4 million neonatal deaths occurring globally every year are related to intrapartum hypoxic complications that happen as a result of uterine contractions against a background of inadequate placental function. Most of such intrapartum complications occur among apparently uncomplicated term pregnancies. Available evidence suggests that current risk-assessment strategies do not adequately identify many of the fetuses vulnerable to periods of intermittent hypoxia that characterize human labor. In this review, we discuss the data available on Doppler ultrasound for the evaluation of placental function before and during labor in appropriately grown fetuses; we also discuss the current strategies for ultrasound-based risk stratification, the physiology of intrapartum compromise, and the potential future treatments to prevent fetal distress in labor and reduce perinatal complications related to birth asphyxia.

Prelabor and intrapartum Doppler ultrasound to predict fetal compromise / Dall'Asta, Andrea; Kumar, Sailesh. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2589-9333. - (2021), p. 100479. [10.1016/j.ajogmf.2021.100479]

Prelabor and intrapartum Doppler ultrasound to predict fetal compromise

Dall'Asta, Andrea
Conceptualization
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2021

Abstract

: According to current estimates, over 20% of the 4 million neonatal deaths occurring globally every year are related to intrapartum hypoxic complications that happen as a result of uterine contractions against a background of inadequate placental function. Most of such intrapartum complications occur among apparently uncomplicated term pregnancies. Available evidence suggests that current risk-assessment strategies do not adequately identify many of the fetuses vulnerable to periods of intermittent hypoxia that characterize human labor. In this review, we discuss the data available on Doppler ultrasound for the evaluation of placental function before and during labor in appropriately grown fetuses; we also discuss the current strategies for ultrasound-based risk stratification, the physiology of intrapartum compromise, and the potential future treatments to prevent fetal distress in labor and reduce perinatal complications related to birth asphyxia.
Prelabor and intrapartum Doppler ultrasound to predict fetal compromise / Dall'Asta, Andrea; Kumar, Sailesh. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2589-9333. - (2021), p. 100479. [10.1016/j.ajogmf.2021.100479]
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