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Maternal-Fetal Work-up and Management in Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

Narendra Malhotra, JP Rao, Randhir Puri

Keywords : Intrauterine growth restriction,Maternal-fetal risk factors,Prevention,Screening,Selective IUGR,Timing for delivery

Citation Information : Malhotra N, Rao J, Puri R. Maternal-Fetal Work-up and Management in Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR). Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2010; 4 (4):427-432.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1162

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Intrauterine growth restriction remains befundling problem in obstetrics, dependent on multifactorial, diverse, intrinsic fetal conditions as well as many maternal and environmental factors. Ultrasonography with color doppler assesmenent remains the only tool for follow-up and diagnosis. Multidisciplinary apporach for assesment, mangement, prevention is imperative. Selective IUGR in monochorionic twins needs attention for optimum perinatal outcome. Future intensive research is desired to establish preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for IUGR, perhaps affecting the health of future generations.


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