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ACOG Committee Opinion. Number 333, May 2006 (replaces No. 174, July 1996): The Apgar score.
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PMID:  16648434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Apgar score provides a convenient shorthand for reporting the status of the newborn infant and the response to resuscitation. The Apgar score has been used inappropriately to predict specific neurologic outcome in the term infant. There are no consistent data on the significance of the Apgar score in preterm infants. The Apgar score has limitations, and it is inappropriate to use it alone to establish the diagnosis of asphyxia. An Apgar score assigned during resuscitation is not equivalent to a score assigned to a spontaneously breathing infant. An expanded Apgar score reporting form will account for concurrent resuscitative interventions and provide information to improve systems of perinatal and neonatal care.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-01     Completed Date:  2006-06-13     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1209-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score*
Infant, Newborn
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Predictive Value of Tests

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