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Open Access Origianal Research
Ultrasound parameters and L/S ratio in prediction of perinatal outcome in term-growth restricted newborns
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1 Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade
2 School of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Institute of Statistics, Belgrade
3 School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade (Serbia)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2013, 40(1), 113–115;
Published: 10 March 2013
Abstract

Aim: The relation between biophysical profile (BPP), cerebroplacental (C/P) ratio, and lecithin/sphingomyelin (L/S) ratio as a predictor perinatal outcome in term intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) neonates was evaluated. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study of the perinatal outcome of 77 term monofetal pregnancies complicated with IUGR fetuses (< 10 percentile) who were terminated by cesarean section in 2010 was performed at the Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Belgrade. Results: The most frequent early neonatal complication was asphyxia. The authors found a strong correlation between the L/S ratio and birth weight (BW) r = 0.609, as well as between BPP and Apgar score 5 r = 0.583. Significant negative correlation was found between asphyxia and BPP r = -0.398, as well as between asphyxia and C/P ratio r = -0.379. Conclusion: In serous IUGR neonates, low values of BPP and L/S ratios predicted asphyxia.
Keywords
Growth restricted neonates
Biophysical profile
Cerebroplacental ratio
Lecithin/Sphingomyelin ratio
Asphyxia
Respiratory distress syndrome
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