Nucleated red blood cells as a marker in acute and chronic fetal asphyxia.

@article{Saraolu2000NucleatedRB,
  title={Nucleated red blood cells as a marker in acute and chronic fetal asphyxia.},
  author={Ferit Saraçoğlu and Irfan Şahin and Erhan Eser and Kopal Goel and B T{\"u}rkkani},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={113-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the variations of nucleated red blood cell (NRBC) counts in acute and chronic fetal hypoxia and to examine if it could be possible to establish a cutoff value for the number of NRBCs for prediction of fetal acidosis. METHOD We prospectively studied 77 pregnant women. Patients were grouped as acute (n=11) and chronic fetal distress (n=21) and controls (n=45). At delivery the umbilical cord was double clamped and blood samples were collected. RESULTS The mean NRBC… CONTINUE READING