Neonatal color Doppler US study: Normal values of cerebral blood flow velocities in preterm infants in the first month of life

Francesca Gallini, Patrizia Papacci, Costantino Romagnoli, Carmen Giannantonio, Maria Pia De Carolis, Enrico Zecca

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to generate normal reference values of cerebral blood flow velocities (CBFV) and Doppler indices (DI) in the anterior (ACA) and the middle (MCA) cerebral arteries during the first month of life in healthy preterm infants. CBFV were obtained with color Doppler technique in seventy selected preterm infants divided in four groups of gestational age (GA) (25 to 28; 29 to 30; 31 to 32; 33 to 35 wk). Our data demonstrate that CBFV increase with rising GA, birth weight (BW) and postnatal age. Additionally, we can provide the median values, tenth and ninetieth percentiles of CBFV and DI, in the ACA and MCA in each GA group as reference normal values of CBFV and DI in preterm newborn.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)321-331
Numero di pagine11
RivistaUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2006

Keywords

  • Cerebral US
  • Cerebral blood flow velocities
  • Color Doppler-flowmetry
  • Preterm infant

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