Clinical strategies for improving the detection of fetal growth restriction

Clin Perinatol. 2011 Mar;38(1):21-31, v. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2010.12.012.


The single most important condition affecting the viable fetus is intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). IUGR is a common condition, affecting about 10% to 15% of the general maternity population. Despite its importance and relatively high prevalence, IUGR detection is poor. This article will focus on how to improve on IUGR detection.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers / blood*
  • Female
  • Fetal Death / prevention & control
  • Fetal Growth Retardation / diagnosis*
  • Fetal Growth Retardation / epidemiology
  • Fetal Monitoring / methods*
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Pregnancy, High-Risk
  • Prevalence
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal
  • Uterine Artery / diagnostic imaging


  • Biomarkers