Selection of babies for intervention after birth asphyxia.

  title={Selection of babies for intervention after birth asphyxia.},
  author={Floris Groenendaal and Linda S de Vries},
  journal={Seminars in neonatology : SN},
  volume={5 1},
Based on animal experiments, the therapeutic window for neonates with signs of perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia is probably less than 6 h, and early selection of patients is of utmost importance. In term neonates, fetal heart rate and blood flow patterns, the Apgar score, and other clinical scoring systems are insufficient to select patients for intervention, whereas umbilical artery pH<7.0 combined with umbilical arteriovenous differences in PCO(2), lactate/pyruvate ratios in cord blood, and CSF… CONTINUE READING


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