Intrapartum electronic fetal heart rate monitoring and the identification of metabolic acidosis and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

@article{Larma2007IntrapartumEF,
  title={Intrapartum electronic fetal heart rate monitoring and the identification of metabolic acidosis and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.},
  author={Joel D Larma and Anadir M Silva and Cynthia J. Holcroft and Richard E. Thompson and Pamela K. Donohue and Ernest M. Graham},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={197 3},
  pages={301.e1-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether electronic fetal monitoring can identify fetuses with metabolic acidosis and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. STUDY DESIGN The cases were 107 nonanomalous chromosomally normal fetuses with an umbilical arterial pH < 7.0 and base excess < or = 12 mmol/L. Controls were the subsequent delivery that was matched by gestational age and mode of delivery. The last hour of electronic fetal monitoring before delivery was evaluated by 3… CONTINUE READING

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