Maternal position and its effect on doppler velocimetry studies of the umbilical artery

James F. Smith, George J. Gilson, Luis A. Izquierdo, Ori Kushnir, Molly S. Chatterjee, Clifford Quails, Luis B. Curet

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Abstract

Doppler velocimetry analysis was performed on 60 healthy, normotensive gravid volunteers in three different positions: sitting, supine, and left lateral decubitus. Patients were divided according to gestational age: Group I (16-24 weeks), Group II (25-32 weeks), and Group III (33-40 weeks). We found no significant difference between the three positions for the S/D ratio, the resistance index, and the pulsatility index of each group. The data suggest that maternal position during Doppler analysis may not be critical in obtaining reliable data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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