Intraobserver variability of pulsatility index measurements in three fetal vessels in the first trimester
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
Revisão:Journal of Clinical Ultrasound
Data: 1/Set/1997Control del embarazo y parto. Dar a luz. Clínica Universidad de Navarra [ES]
The intraobserver repeatability of pulsatility index measurements in 3 fetal vessels in the early weeks of gestation was evaluated.
The pulsatility index was calculated from the flow velocity waveforms from 3 fetal vessels in a series of 58 uneventful, low-risk, singleton first-trimester pregnancies using transvaginal color Doppler sonography. The intraobserver repeatability was expressed as the intraclass correlation coefficient. Mean menstrual age at the time of the examination was 10.3 weeks (range, 7.6-13).
Flow velocity waveforms from the umbilical artery, abdominal aorta, and middle cerebral artery were obtained in 100% (58/58), 98.3% (57/58), and 100% (34/34) of cases, respectively. The intraclass correlation coefficients for these vessels were 0.89, 0.79, and 0.93, respectively.
The intraobserver repeatability was acceptable for all the vessels studied.
CITAÇÃO DO ARTIGO J Clin Ultrasound. 1997 Sep;25(7):366-71
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