Comparison between a newly developed PC-based Doppler umbilical artery waveform analyser and a commercial unit

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dc.contributor.author Theron, G. B.
dc.contributor.author Theron, A. M.
dc.contributor.author Odendaal, H. J.
dc.contributor.author Bunn, A. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-22T11:30:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-22T11:30:31Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Theron, GB, Theron, AM, Odendaal, HJ & Bunn, AE 2005, 'Comparison between a newly developed PC-based Doppler umbilical artery waveform analyser and a commercial unit', South African Medical Journal, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 62-64. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/5508
dc.description.abstract Objectives. To determine the accuracy of the resistance index (RI) of flow velocity waveforms of the umbilical artery measured using a newly developed PC-based continuous wave Doppler device (Umbiflow) with regard to systematic and random variations when compared with a commercial standard (Vasoflow). Design. A cohort study. Setting. The fetal evaluation clinic (FEC) at Tygerberg Hospital. Subjects. Patients referred to the FEC at Tygerberg Hospital with suspected chronic placental insufficiency. Outcome measures. The correlation coefficients indicating the strength of the relationship between the two devices and their agreement using the method of Bland and Altman. Results. A total of 248 patients were studied. The mean RIs of the first Doppler assessment were 0.69 (standard deviation (SD) 0.11) and 0.67 (SD 0.11) using the Vasoflow and Umbiflow respectively. The Pearson's correlation coefficient comparing the RI of the first test was 0.85. The degree of agreement between the two methods was excellent, the mean differences being very small (< 0.024) with tight confidence intervals. One hundred and ninety-four patients (78.2%) of patients remained in the same percentile category with both the Vasoflow and Umbiflow. Conclusions. The accuracy of the Umbiflow has been proved. A non-significant trend towards slightly lower values needs to be considered. This could be addressed by changing the percentile cut-off to slightly lower values. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 3 p.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG) en_ZA
dc.subject Laser Doppler blood flowmetry en
dc.title Comparison between a newly developed PC-based Doppler umbilical artery waveform analyser and a commercial unit en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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