Gathering the evidence: cord gases and placental histology for births with low Apgar scores.

@article{Wong2011GatheringTE,
  title={Gathering the evidence: cord gases and placental histology for births with low Apgar scores.},
  author={Lufee Wong and Alastair H Maclennan},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={17-21}
}
BACKGROUND Acute intrapartum hypoxia is an uncommon cause of cerebral palsy. The exclusion of acute intrapartum hypoxia utilizes two vital pieces of information that can be obtained at the time of birth: (i) cord blood gas to exclude a severe metabolic acidosis, and (ii) placental histology to suggest an alternative aetiology other than acute intrapartum hypoxia. Although recommendations exist to encourage this practice in high-risk deliveries, their compliance in an Australian setting is not… CONTINUE READING

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