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Report from ARRS: Obesity impairs obstetric sonography

April 18, 2008 Report from ARRS: Obesity impairs obstetric sonography H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Canadian researchers have found that pregnant women who are overweight or obese are more than 10 times more likely than women of normal weight to have their second trimester fetal ultrasound screening recalled due to poor results. Worse yet, a second exam may not improve visualization but instead add only to cost and patient distress. The World Health Organization has called obesity a global pandemic. About 15% of the world's population and roughly 66% of the U.S. population is either overweight or obese. About 20% of women of reproductive age in the U.S. fit this category, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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