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dc.contributor.authorMassó, Paloma
dc.contributor.authorMelchor, Juan
dc.contributor.authorRus Carlborg, Guillermo 
dc.contributor.authorSonia Molina, Francisca
dc.identifier.citationMassó, P., Melchor, J., Rus, G., & Molina, F. S. (2020). A Preliminary Study on the Safety of Elastography during Pregnancy: Hypoacusia, Anthropometry, and Apgar Score in Newborns. Diagnostics, 10(11), 967. [doi:10.3390/diagnostics10110967]es_ES
dc.description.abstractTransient or acoustic radiation force elastography (ARFE) is becoming the most extended technology to assess cervical effacement, additionally to the Bishop test and conventional ultrasound. However, a debate on the fetal safety has been opened due to the high intensity focused beam emitted to produce shear waves. This work is aimed at providing preliminary data to assess clinical effects of fetal exposure. A follow-up study in newborns of 42 women exposed to ARFE during pregnancy was carried out to explore neonatal hypoacusia, Apgar test, and anthropometry. No hypoacusia cases attributable to ARFE were observed. The Apgar test at five minutes scored normally in all the newborns. Comparisons between anthropometric measurements showed no significant statistically differences. The results preclude to state the harmfulness nor the safety of ARFE. However, given the concern on the high level of energy and the potential risk of harmful bioeffects, larger studies are recommended.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipMinistry of Education DPI2017-85359-R UNGR15-CE-3664 PI16/00339es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipCarlos III Feder fundes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipJunta de Andalucía PIN-0030-2017 PI-0107-2017es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Government TEC2014-57394-Pes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipMNat Scientific Unit of Excellence UCE.PP2017.03es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 3.0 España*
dc.subjectFetal safetyes_ES
dc.subjectUltrasound safetyes_ES
dc.subjectAnthropometrical measurementses_ES
dc.titleA Preliminary Study on the Safety of Elastography during Pregnancy: Hypoacusia, Anthropometry, and Apgar Score in Newbornses_ES

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