Depressed Apgar scores, acid-base status, and neurologic outcome.


OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the acid-base status of neonates with an Apgar score < or = 3 at 5 minutes and to ascertain whether accompanying acidemia is an important predictor of immediate newborn morbidity and long-term neurologic development. STUDY DESIGN From January 1984 through December 1991 there were 28 newborns with gestational age > or… (More)


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