Severe fetal acidemia and subsequent neonatal encephalopathy in the larger premature infant.

@article{Salhab2005SevereFA,
  title={Severe fetal acidemia and subsequent neonatal encephalopathy in the larger premature infant.},
  author={Walid A. Salhab and Jeffrey M Perlman},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={25-9}
}
The contribution of intrapartum hypoxia-ischemia to neonatal encephalopathy in the larger preterm infant remains poorly defined. Such infants could become potential candidates for neuroprotective strategies. The objective of this study was to determine in preterm infants of gestation 31 to 36 weeks, with severe fetal acidemia (i.e., cord arterial pH < 7.00) the incidence of moderate to severe neonatal encephalopathy as well as the perinatal characteristics that may facilitate early… CONTINUE READING