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Fetal Diagn Ther. 2015;38(3):205-11. doi: 10.1159/000375446. Epub 2015 Mar 12.

Midtrimester Isolated Short Femur Length as a Predictor of Adverse Pregnancy Outcome.

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Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to investigate whether midtrimester isolated short femur length is associated with pregnancy complications.

STUDY DESIGN:

Retrospective analysis of pregnancies with a midtrimester femur length <5th percentile for gestational age compared to controls with a femur length ≥5th percentile. Outcome measures included hypertensive disorders, being small for gestational age, oligohydramnios and preterm delivery.

RESULTS:

2,105 women were eligible for this study, 85 (3.45%) of whom were in the study group and 2,020 were controls. Birth weight <10th percentile for gestational age (OR 4.4, 95% CI 2.5-7.8), birth weight <3rd percentile for gestational age (OR 31.0, 95% CI 13.3-72.3) and severe preeclampsia (OR 6.3, 95% CI 1.4-28.6) were significantly associated with midtrimester isolated short femur length.

CONCLUSIONS:

Midtrimester isolated short femur length is associated with higher rates of being small for gestational age and preeclampsia.

PMID:
25790839
DOI:
10.1159/000375446
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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