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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 757-761

Utility of uterine artery doppler indices for prediction of preeclampsia: A narrative review with systematic analysis

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Lucknow, Utter Pradesh, India

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Dr. Rohan Kumar Singh
Department of Radio-Diagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_413_21

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Background: Hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy are common. Preeclampsia and eclampsia are major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, particularly in developing countries. With prompt recognition of symptoms and early diagnosis of preeclampsia can lead to improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. Although, numerous tests have been proposed for the prediction of preeclampsia, their results have been inconsistent. So, we focused our research to study the uterine artery doppler for predicting preeclampsia in high-risk women. Methodology: We conducted a search on Google Scholar and PubMed based on Medical Subject Heading terms preeclampsia and uterine artery Doppler ultrasound. The articles between 2016 and 2020 which were in English were taken into consideration. We performed a qualitative interpretation as an approach for extracting the data. Results: Majority of the studies showed raised pulsatility index as a good predictor of preeclampsia, although it was closely followed by uterine artery notching which is in the early diastolic period. Conclusion: The findings of our research suggest that uterine artery Doppler indices and early diastolic notch can be used as a tool for the prediction of preeclampsia with high confidence.

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