Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 4, Pages 319 - 325 2020-07-04

Determination of error level of ultrasonographic fetal weight estimation according to the seniority of residents in obstetrics and gynecology

Tayfur ÇİFT [1] , Muzaffer TEMÜR [2] , Mehtap YILDIZBAKAN [3] , Ayşe Ülkü TÜRKER [4] , Sonay ÖZTAŞ [5] , Yeliz ACAR [6] , Sibel ÜSTÜNEL [7] , Emin ÜSTÜNYURT [8]


Objectives: We consider the difference between estimated fetal weight and birth weight through the measurement according to the seniority of the residents in obstetrics and gynecology. In this study, we aimed to determine the fallibility of the residents according to their seniority years.

Methods: This research was planned as a prospective and approved by the Ethics Committee Ultrasonographic measurements were performed with ultrasound device and the estimated fetal weight was calculated with Hadlock 4 (BPD, HC, AC, FL) formula. Measurements were performed by the residents in the first, second, third and fourth year of training and repeated by the same specialist for each patient. Only those who gave birth within 48 hours of the ultrasonographic measurements were included in the study.

Results: A total of 392 pregnant women were included in the study. Ninety-eight pregnant women were examined by 1st year resident, 100 pregnant by 2nd year resident, 93 pregnant by 3rd year resident and 101 pregnant by 4th resident. Largest difference between the estimated fetal weight and birth weight was performed by the fourth year resident with 125.06 ± 247.40 grams.

Conclusions: The estimated fetal weight by ultrasonography has an important place in obstetric practice and it may vary according to the years of seniority of the resident. For this reason, ultrasonography should be used effectively and accurately during the training of the residents in the centers of education in obstetrics and gynecology and it is essential that the residents learn the ultrasound examination properly and completely. 

fetal weight, ultrasonography, resident, training, estimation
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Primary Language en
Subjects Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-4025-9343
Author: Tayfur ÇİFT (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9388-3882
Author: Muzaffer TEMÜR
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-2517-132X
Author: Mehtap YILDIZBAKAN
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-3393-6310
Author: Ayşe Ülkü TÜRKER
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0274-1198
Author: Sonay ÖZTAŞ
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5674-4082
Author: Yeliz ACAR
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-4096-0562
Author: Sibel ÜSTÜNEL
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5602-6785
Author: Emin ÜSTÜNYURT
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : July 4, 2020

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Determination of error level of ultrasonographic fetal weight estimation according to the seniority of residents in obstetrics and gynecology %A Tayfur Çi̇ft , Muzaffer Temür , Mehtap Yıldızbakan , Ayşe Ülkü Türker , Sonay Öztaş , Yeliz Acar , Sibel Üstünel , Emin Üstünyurt %T Determination of error level of ultrasonographic fetal weight estimation according to the seniority of residents in obstetrics and gynecology %D 2020 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 6 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.487211 %U 10.18621/eurj.487211