Measurement of fetal transcutaneous oxygen tension--problems and potential.

Abstract

In a series of 39 fetuses, continuous intrapartum transcutaneous PO2 recordings were made using a commercially available skin electrode, applied to the shaven fetal scalp. The weak correlation between transcutaneous measurements and umbilical blood PO2 at delivery is believed to be due to scalp ischaemia produced by 'head to cervix' pressure during labour… (More)

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@article{OConnor1979MeasurementOF, title={Measurement of fetal transcutaneous oxygen tension--problems and potential.}, author={Meghan O'Connor and Frank Hytten}, journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology}, year={1979}, volume={86 12}, pages={948-53} }