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doppler portal hellp

A Nasr, H Nafeh
A total of 20 women with HELLP syndrome (haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets), and 20 gestational age-matched healthy controls participated in this study which was conducted at Assiut University Maternity Hospital, Egypt. Dual hepatic perfusion was assessed by evaluation of hepatic artery blood flow and portal vein blood flow. The total liver blood flow was taken as the sum of flow volumes in the common hepatic artery and portal vein as assessed by Doppler ultrasound. The total liver blood flow decreased significantly in women with HELLP syndrome, compared with controls...
October 2009: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ikuno Kawabata, Akihito Nakai, Toshiyuki Takeshita
OBJECTIVE: Early structural and functional changes in the systemic vasculature have been proposed to play a major pathogenetic role in HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count) syndrome. Our objective was to assess whether the evaluation of maternal hepatic blood supply is instructive to the prediction of onset of HELLP syndrome. DESIGN: Prospective observation study. POPULATION: Fifty-eight women with severe preeclampsia and 60 healthy pregnant controls at 25-36 weeks gestation...
August 2006: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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