A novel technique for prediction of preterm birth: fetal nasal flow Doppler

Esin S., Okuyan E., Gunakan E., Zengin H. Y., HAYRAN K. M., Tohma Y. A.

JOURNAL OF PERINATAL MEDICINE, vol.49, no.3, pp.319-325, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpm-2020-0276
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-325
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Absence of fetal breathing movements (FBM) has been found to be a good predictor of preterm delivery in symptomatic patients. However, analysis of FBM patterns and Doppler measurement of them for preterm birth prediction have not been performed before. In this study, we aimed to investigate and analyze FBM patterns in symptomatic preterm labor patients by fetal ultrasonography and nasal Doppler.