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Consensus definition of fetal growth restriction: a Delphi procedure

Gordijn, S. J., Beune, I. M., Thilaganathan, B., Papageorghiou, A., Baschat, A. A., Baker, P. N., Silver, R. M., Wynia, K. & Ganzevoort, W., Sep-2016, In : Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 48, 3, p. 333-339 7 p.

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  • S. J. Gordijn
  • I. M. Beune
  • B. Thilaganathan
  • A. Papageorghiou
  • A. A. Baschat
  • P. N. Baker
  • R. M. Silver
  • K. Wynia
  • W. Ganzevoort

Objective To determine, by expert consensus, a definition for early and late fetal growth restriction (FGR) through a Delphi procedure.

Method A Delphi survey was conducted among an international panel of experts on FGR. Panel members were provided with 18 literature-based parameters for defining FGR and were asked to rate the importance of these parameters for the diagnosis of both early and late FGR on a 5-point Likert scale. Parameters were described as solitary parameters (parameters that are sufficient to diagnose FGR, even if all other parameters are normal) and contributory parameters (parameters that require other abnormal parameter(s) to be present for the diagnosis of FGR). Consensus was sought to determine the cut-off values for accepted parameters.

Results A total of 106 experts were approached, of whom 56 agreed to participate and entered the first round, and 45 (80%) completed all four rounds. For early FGR (95th centile in either the UA or uterine artery) were agreed upon. For late FGR (>= 32 weeks), two solitary parameters (AC or EFW two quartiles on growth charts and cerebroplacental ratio 95th centile) were defined.

Conclusion Consensus-based definitions for early and late FGR, as well as cut-off values for parameters involved, were agreed upon by a panel of experts. Copyright (C) 2016 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-339
Number of pages7
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Volume48
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2016

    Keywords

  • consensus, definition, Delphi, fetal growth restriction, placenta, placenta-based FGR, FOR-GESTATIONAL-AGE, PLACENTAL PATHOLOGY, ARTERY DOPPLER, RISK-FACTORS, EARLY-ONSET, OUTCOMES, BIOMARKERS, MORTALITY, WEIGHT, COHORT

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