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Title: Doppler Measurement of Renal Interlobar Vein Impedance Index in Uncomplicated and Preeclamptic Pregnancies
Authors: Gyselaers, Wilfried
Molenberghs, Geert
Van Mieghem, Walter
Ombelet, Willem
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANCY, 28(1). p. 23-33
Abstract: Objective: To define normal values of Renal interlobar vein impedance index (RIVI) throughout gestation, as a reference to RIVI in preeclampsia (PE). Methods: Longitudinal evaluation of 20 uncomplicated pregnancies (UP) by standard renal duplex scan, every 4 weeks during pregnancy and postpartum. Comparison of RIVI between 40 PE and UP, and plotting of PE values against the normal reference range at corresponding gestation. Results: In PE, RIVI is significantly higher than in UP, the difference being larger at the left side and in cases of preeclampsia remote from term. Conclusion: Increase of RIVI in women with PE is gestation-dependant.
Notes: [Gyselaers, W.; Ombelet, W.] Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, B-3600 Genk, Belgium. [Molenberghs, G.] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Stat, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Van Mieghem, W.] Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Dept Cardiol, B-3600 Genk, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9245
DOI: 10.1080/10641950802233056
ISI #: 000262633400003
ISSN: 1064-1955
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2010
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