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INSUFFICIENCY. What is not competent; not enough.

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Women attending the CHCs between 28 and 32 weeks' gestation or with a symphysisfundal (SF) measurement of 26 - 30 cm if the gestational age was unknown were asked to participate in the study and screened for placental insufficiency using the Umbiflow.
Association of severe placental insufficiency and systemic venous pressure rise in the fetus with increased neonatal cardiac Troponin T levels.
Pregnancy morbidity (i) One or more unexplained deaths of a morphologically normal fetus at or beyond the 10th week of gestation, or (ii) One or more premature births of a morphologically normal neonate before the 34th week of gestation because of eclampsia, preeclampsia, or recognized features of placental insufficiency, or (iii) Three or more unexplained consecutive spontaneous abortions before the 10th week of gestation, with maternal anatomic or hormonal abnormalities and paternal and maternal chromosomal causes excluded.
Among these developmental risks is, as mentioned above, chronic placental insufficiency, which can lead to longlasting deficits in neuronal connectivity and function.
UA Doppler is indicated for early detection of placental insufficiency [11].
It is likely that these effects may combine to damage placental trophoblasts, potentially leading to placental insufficiency and retardation of embryonic development.
Additionally, IH has been associated with increased prenatal complications like intrauterine growth restriction as a result of placental insufficiency, premature rupture of membrane, and even stillbirth [16].
Clinicopathologic correlations are mentioned only regarding distal villous hypoplasia and accelerated villous maturation, related to early-onset fetal growth restriction and placental insufficiency, respectively.
Growth abnormalities (either growth restriction or large for gestational age) during perinatal and postnatal life are a hot topic issue, since they are often linked to alteration of uterine environment caused by placental insufficiency, maternal metabolic syndrome, and in general under- or overnutrition of the fetus.
Among placental causes, placenta previa (20%) and placental insufficiency (18.67%) were the major abnormalities causing miscarriage.
Placental insufficiency is the leading cause of fetal growth restriction and is due to poor uteroplacental blood flow and placental infarcts3.
She said, "grave outcomes include foetal death, placental insufficiency, foetal growth retardation, and injury to the central nervous system."