We are pleased to present Dr. Padmalatha Gurram Director of Perinatal Ultrasound, Catholic Health Services, Long Island, NY for a discussion of Fetal Growth Restriction.
Approximately 10 percent of pregnant patients will be diagnosed with Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR) and receive Doppler assessment. Identification of fetuses with growth restriction that are at risk for complications remains a challenge. As management and delivery decisions rely on Doppler changes, it is vital to perform accurate Doppler assessment. This presentation will include a review of recent updates in the diagnosis and management of Fetal Growth Restriction, as well as a discussion of the utility of arterial and venous Doppler studies in the identification of fetuses at risk for adverse outcomes. Steps to obtain technically optimal images will be discussed. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME Credit)
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Understand the terminology and diagnosis of Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR)
Accurately measure and interpret abnormal Doppler changes
Recognize the difference in Doppler changes between early FGR and late FGR
State the relationship between Doppler changes and adverse perinatal outcomes
About Our Speaker:
Padmalatha Gurram, MD, MBA, MSCTR is a board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist for Catholic Health in Long Island, New York. She earned her medical degree from Guntur Medical College in India and then completed her residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, followed by a fellowship at University of Connecticut in Farmington. Currently, she is Chief of Ultrasound, Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital, Catholic Health, in addition to being the Residency Research Director, Department of OB/GYN.
Dr. Gurram is experienced in the management of high risk pregnancies and has special interests in fetal echocardiography and gestational diabetes. Most recently, Dr. Gurram has been actively involved in educating and mentoring residents in research projects leading to several regional and national presentations.
Her professional memberships include the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.