Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine
Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.
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New scoring system for fetal neurobehavior assessed by three- and four-dimensional sonography
- 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Sveti Duh Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
- 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Sveti Duh Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
- 3Department of Neonatology, Sveti Duh Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
- 4Department of Pediatrics, Port-Royal-Baudelocque, University of Paris V, Paris, France
- 5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetomaternal Unit, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
- 6Clinica Gutenberg, Malaga, Spain
- 7Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Sveti Duh Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
- 8Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Medical School, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
- 9Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Zagreb, Sveti Duh Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
- 10Department of Physiology, Medical School University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Aim: To produce a new scoring system for fetal neurobehavior based on prenatal assessment by 3D/4D sonography. We identified severely brain damaged infants and those with optimal neurological findings and compared fetal with neonatal findings.
Results: The new scoring system was retrospectively applied in a group of 100 low-risk pregnancies. After delivery, postnatal neurological assessment was performed, and all neonates assessed as normal reached a score between 14 and 20, which we assumed to be a score of optimal neurological development. Subsequently, the same scoring system was applied in the group of 120 high-risk pregnancies in which, based on postnatal neurological findings, three subgroups of newborns were found: normal, mildly or moderately abnormal, and abnormal. Normal neonates had a prenatal score between 14 and 20, mildly or moderately abnormal neonates had a prenatal score of 5–13, whereas those infants who were assigned as neurologically abnormal had a prenatal score from 0–5.
Conclusion: A new scoring system for the assessment of neurological status for antenatal application is proposed, similar to the neonatal optimality test of Amiel-Tison. This preliminary work may help in detecting fetal brain and neurodevelopmental alterations due to in utero brain impairment.
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