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Early functional and morphological brain disturbances in late-onset intrauterine growth restriction

Starčević, Mirta; Predojević, Maja; Butorac, Dražan; Tumbri, Jasna; Konjevoda, Paško; Salihagić Kadić, Aida
Early functional and morphological brain disturbances in late-onset intrauterine growth restriction // Early human development, 93 (2016), 33-38 doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2015.12.001 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Early functional and morphological brain disturbances in late-onset intrauterine growth restriction

Starčević, Mirta ; Predojević, Maja ; Butorac, Dražan ; Tumbri, Jasna ; Konjevoda, Paško ; Salihagić Kadić, Aida

Early human development (0378-3782) 93 (2016); 33-38

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Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Doppler ; Hypoxia ; Intrauterine growth restriction ; Neurodevelopment

Aoims were to determine whether the brain disturbances develop in late-onset intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) before blood flow redistribution towards the fetal brain (detected by Doppler measurements in the middle cerebral artery and umbilical artery). Further, to evaluate predictive values of Doppler arterial indices and umbilical cord blood gases and pH for early functional and/or morphological brain disturbances in late-onset IUGR. This cohort study included 60 singleton term pregnancies with placental insufficiency caused late-onset IUGR (IUGR occurring after 34 gestational weeks). Umbilical artery resistance index (URI), middle cerebral artery resistance index (CRI), and cerebroumbilical (C/U) ratio (CRI/URI) were monitored once weekly. Umbilical blood cord samples (arterial and venous) were collected for the analysis of pO2, pCO2 and pH. Morphological neurological outcome was evaluated by cranial ultrasound (cUS), whereas functional neurological outcome by Amiel-Tison Neurological Assessment at Term (ATNAT). 50 fetuses had C/U ratio>1, and 10 had C/U ratio≤1 ; among these 10 fetuses, 9 had abnormal neonatal cUS findings and all 10 had non-optimal ATNAT. However, the total number of abnormal neurological findings was much higher. 32 neonates had abnormal cUS (53.37%), and 42 (70.00%) had non-optimal ATNAT. Furthermore, Doppler indices had higher predictive validity for early brain disturbances than umbilical cord blood gases and pH. C/U ratio had the highest predictive validity with threshold for adverse neurological outcome at value 1.13 (ROC analysis), i.e., 1.18 (party machine learning algorithm). Adverse neurological outcome at average values of C/U ratios>1 confirmed that early functional and/or structural brain disturbances in late-onset IUGR develop even before activation of fetal cardiovascular compensatory mechanisms, i.e., before Doppler signs of blood flow redistribution between the fetal brain and the placenta.

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Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti


Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb,
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
Klinička bolnica "Sveti Duh",
KBC "Sestre Milosrdnice"

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