Use of wind-up fetal Doppler versus Pinard for fetal heart rate intermittent monitoring in labour: a randomised clinical trial

@inproceedings{Byaruhanga2015UseOW,
  title={Use of wind-up fetal Doppler versus Pinard for fetal heart rate intermittent monitoring in labour: a randomised clinical trial},
  author={Rose Byaruhanga and Diego Garcia Bassani and August-Wilhelm Jagau and P Muwanguzi and Ann L. Montgomery and Joy E. Lawn},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVES In resource-poor settings, the standard of care to inform labour management is the partograph plus Pinard stethoscope for intermittent fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring. We compared FHR monitoring in labour using a novel, robust wind-up handheld Doppler with the Pinard as a primary screening tool for abnormal FHR on perinatal outcomes. DESIGN Prospective equally randomised clinical trial. SETTING The labour and delivery unit of a teaching hospital in Kampala, Uganda… CONTINUE READING