[Measured quantities in perinatal medicine--the base excess].

  • Volker Römer
  • Published 2005 in Zeitschrift fur Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie


BACKGROUND There are convincing data from neonatal studies that the base excess (BE, mmol/L) measured in capillary or cord blood offers special diagnostic and prognostic power in the new-born compromised by hypoxia. For computation of BE the hemoglobin concentration (Hb, %), the oxygen saturation (%) and the distribution of the fetal fluid compartments are… (More)