A review of biomechanics analysis of the umbilical-placenta system with regards to diseases

Saw, Shier Nee and Dai, Yichen and Yap, Choon Hwai (2021) A review of biomechanics analysis of the umbilical-placenta system with regards to diseases. Frontiers in Physiology, 12. ISSN 1664-042X, DOI https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.587635.

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Placenta is an important organ that is crucial for both fetal and maternal health. Abnormalities of the placenta, such as during intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and pre-eclampsia (PE) are common, and an improved understanding of these diseases is needed to improve medical care. Biomechanics analysis of the placenta is an under-explored area of investigation, which has demonstrated usefulness in contributing to our understanding of the placenta physiology. In this review, we introduce fundamental biomechanics concepts and discuss the findings of biomechanical analysis of the placenta and umbilical cord, including both tissue biomechanics and biofluid mechanics. The biomechanics of placenta ultrasound elastography and its potential in improving clinical detection of placenta diseases are also discussed. Finally, potential future work is listed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomechanics;Placenta;Umbilical cord;Elastography;Tissue mechanics;Fluid mechanics
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2022 07:48
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2022 07:48
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/35350

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