Doppler umbilical velocimetry in women with polydrug abuse including cocaine

L. S. Cohen*, R. E. Sabbagha, L. G. Keith, I. J. Chasnoff

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Doppler umbilical artery velocimetry was performed in 40 chemically dependent women. The mean S/D ratio was 2.7 with 15 66 values ≥ 3.0. No cases of absent or reverse end-diastolic flow were noted. The mean S/D ratio in women with positive toxicologies for cocaine use was not statistically elevated compared to women with negative screens (2.8 versus 2.7, P = 0.51). In this study an S/D ratio ≥ 3.0 had a sensitivity of 40% for identifying intrauterine growth retardation with a positive predictive value of 20%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-290
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1991


  • Cocaine
  • Doppler umbilical velocimetry
  • Perinatal addiction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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