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https://doi.org/10.24141/1/4/2/8

Sonographic Assessment of the Fetal Thoracic Length (FTL) as a Predictor of Gestational Age (GA) in Nigerian Population

Joseph Dimas ; Department of Radiology, Federal Medical Centre Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria
Nwobi Ivor ; Department of Radiography, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
Wiam Elshami ; Department of Medical Diagnostic Imaging, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Joseph Dlama ; Department of Radiology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi, Nigeria

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (832 KB) str. 225-232 preuzimanja: 278* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Dimas, J., Ivor, N., Elshami, W. i Dlama, J. (2018). Sonographic Assessment of the Fetal Thoracic Length (FTL) as a Predictor of Gestational Age (GA) in Nigerian Population. Journal of Applied Health Sciences = Časopis za primijenjene zdravstvene znanosti, 4 (2), 225-232. https://doi.org/10.24141/1/4/2/8
MLA 8th Edition
Dimas, Joseph, et al. "Sonographic Assessment of the Fetal Thoracic Length (FTL) as a Predictor of Gestational Age (GA) in Nigerian Population." Journal of Applied Health Sciences = Časopis za primijenjene zdravstvene znanosti, vol. 4, br. 2, 2018, str. 225-232. https://doi.org/10.24141/1/4/2/8. Citirano 20.10.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Dimas, Joseph, Nwobi Ivor, Wiam Elshami i Joseph Dlama. "Sonographic Assessment of the Fetal Thoracic Length (FTL) as a Predictor of Gestational Age (GA) in Nigerian Population." Journal of Applied Health Sciences = Časopis za primijenjene zdravstvene znanosti 4, br. 2 (2018): 225-232. https://doi.org/10.24141/1/4/2/8
Harvard
Dimas, J., et al. (2018). 'Sonographic Assessment of the Fetal Thoracic Length (FTL) as a Predictor of Gestational Age (GA) in Nigerian Population', Journal of Applied Health Sciences = Časopis za primijenjene zdravstvene znanosti, 4(2), str. 225-232. https://doi.org/10.24141/1/4/2/8
Vancouver
Dimas J, Ivor N, Elshami W, Dlama J. Sonographic Assessment of the Fetal Thoracic Length (FTL) as a Predictor of Gestational Age (GA) in Nigerian Population. Journal of Applied Health Sciences = Časopis za primijenjene zdravstvene znanosti [Internet]. 2018 [pristupljeno 20.10.2021.];4(2):225-232. https://doi.org/10.24141/1/4/2/8
IEEE
J. Dimas, N. Ivor, W. Elshami i J. Dlama, "Sonographic Assessment of the Fetal Thoracic Length (FTL) as a Predictor of Gestational Age (GA) in Nigerian Population", Journal of Applied Health Sciences = Časopis za primijenjene zdravstvene znanosti, vol.4, br. 2, str. 225-232, 2018. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.24141/1/4/2/8

Sažetak
Background: The ultrasound machines used in our locality are programmed with software of non-indigenous normative values; furthermore, as pregnancy advances the accuracy of most biometric parameters in predicting GA varies due to racial morphological difference and error increases, hence the need for this study.

Purpose: To determine local (black race) sonographic FTL normative values and to compare the values with that of the Caucasian population.

Material and Methods: Women with a singleton pregnancy that was conceived naturally and who met the individual inclusion criteria were recruited consecutively. The Helsinki declaration of 1975 was considered. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in
the Federal Medical Center Azare, Bauchi. The study involved 253 women from 16 to 38 weeks of gestation. A 2D ultrasound scan was used to measure the FTL (that is from the root of the neck to the diaphragm) at the level of the four-chamber view.

Results: Normal values of the FTL were developed and showed a linear and statistically significant correlation with the weeks of gestation (r2= 0.81, P≤0.001). The FTL has a growth rate of 0.182 cm per week.

Conclusion: There is no statistically significant difference between the FTL of the population under study (black population) and that of the Caucasian population. Hence, the use of Caucasian FTL on black race is a valid estimate of GA. And the GA predictive equation is;
y = 3.61x + 11.95. Where y = gestational age in weeks and x= thoracic length.

Ključne riječi
Fetal thoracic length (FTL); gestational age (GA); four-chamber view; ultrasound scan

Hrčak ID: 207662

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/207662

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