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ACOG Committee Opinion Number 346, October 2006: amnioninfusion does not prevent meconium aspiration syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17012484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amnioinfusion has been advocated as a technique to reduce the incidence of meconium aspiration and to improve neonatal outcome. However, a large proportion of women with meconium-stained amniotic fluid have infants who have taken in meconium within the trachea or bronchioles before meconium passage has been noted and before amnioinfusion can be performed by the obstetrician; meconium passage may predate labor. Based on current literature, routine prophylactic amnioinfusion for the dilution of amnioinfusion for meconium-stained amniotic fluid should be done only in the setting of additional clinical trials. However, amnioinfusion remains a reasonable approach in the treatment of repetitive variable decelerations, regardless of amniotic fluid meconium status.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-02     Completed Date:  2006-10-27     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1053     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / prevention & control
Infusions, Parenteral
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome / prevention & control*
Obstetric Labor Complications / therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome

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