Impact of fetal blood sampling on vaginal delivery and neonatal outcome in deliveries complicated by pathologic fetal heart rate: a population based cohort study.

@article{Stein2006ImpactOF,
  title={Impact of fetal blood sampling on vaginal delivery and neonatal outcome in deliveries complicated by pathologic fetal heart rate: a population based cohort study.},
  author={W. Stein and Lars Hellmeyer and Bjoern Misselwitz and Stephan Schmidt},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={479-83}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the impact of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) alone vs. EFM with additional fetal blood sampling (FBS) in vaginal deliveries complicated by pathologic fetal heart rate (FHR). METHODS All deliveries in Hesse between 1990 and 2000 were evaluated for participation in this study. Inclusion criteria comprised (1) pathologic fetal heart rate, (2) singleton pregnancy, (3) cephalic presentation, (4) vaginal delivery, and (5) gestational age at delivery of more than 35 weeks… CONTINUE READING