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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2008 December;167(6):305-10

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Vibroacustic stimulation in fetuses with intrauterine growth restriction

D’Elia A., Vanacore F., Capasso R., Tuzio A., Borrelli R.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy


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Aim. The aim of our study is to describe the response of fetal heart rate (FHR) to vibroacustic stimulation in foetuses with IUGR by computerised cardiotocography.
Methods. FHR was analysed twenty minutes before and thirty minutes after vibroacustic stimulation using the Oxford Sonicaid System 8002 for computerised FHR measurement
Recordings were made in 13 uncomplicated pregnancies and in 17 complicated by IUGR
Results. the vibroacustic stimulation evoked only a significant increase of accelerations above 10 bpm in IUGR foetuses. Any differences was find between IUGR.
Conclusion. Our study showed a poor response to VAS in IUGR foetuses.We think that we need other studies to understand better computerised assessment of response to VAS in preterm IUGR foetuses and consider a possible application as test of fetal well-being.

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