Head-to-body delivery interval and risk of fetal acidosis and hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy in shoulder dystocia: a retrospective review.

@article{Leung2011HeadtobodyDI,
  title={Head-to-body delivery interval and risk of fetal acidosis and hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy in shoulder dystocia: a retrospective review.},
  author={Tak Yeung Leung and Oswald Anthony Stuart and Daljit Singh Sahota and Stephen Sik Hung Suen and Tze Kin Lau and Terence T Lao},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={474-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between head-to-body delivery interval (HBDI) and cord arterial pH and base excess (BE), and the risk of development of hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE). DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING A university hospital. POPULATION Pregnancies complicated with shoulder dystocia during the period 1995-2009. METHODS Cases were identified from a search of the hospital electronic delivery records. Cord arterial pH and BE, and the incidence of HIE and… CONTINUE READING

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