Le recrutement de patientes a débuté en novembre dernier pour notre partenaire de Québec. C’est un privilège pour les membres du projet PIAF que de pouvoir compter sur l’équipe du docteur Emmanuel Bujold.
A new text is now available in the Doppler module, section IV. Aortic isthmus. This technical supplement gives precision on the direction of the isthmic flow during systole and the importance of measuring both antegrade and retrograde systolic velocity integral as a whole.
The research project will be undertaken in three phases. The first phase is designed to ensure uniformity in all centres for Doppler recording techniques in all vascular sites included in the study. The second phase is the collection of obstetrical and neonatal data and, the final phase involves the assessment of neurodevelopment at 2 years of age.
The fetal echocardiography training particular to the evaluation of the aortic isthmus flow is now ready for collaborators who are taking part to the project. Dr Jean-Claude Fouron and his team at Ste-Justine hospital are available to support participating institutions.