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Apgar scores and umbilical arterial pH in preterm newborn infants.
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PMID:  6742047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One- and five-minute Apgar scores and umbilical cord arterial pH values were compared in preterm newborn infants of various gestational ages. The more premature the infant, the more likely the Apgar score was low in the presence of a pH greater than or equal to 7.25. Conversely, the closer to term, the more frequently an infant with a pH of less than 7.25 had an Apgar score of greater than or equal to 7. Therefore, in preterm infants, there is little congruity between the Apgar score and umbilical cord pH. Based on these findings, it is not appropriate to label preterm newborn infants as asphyxiated based on a low Apgar score.
R L Goldenberg; J F Huddleston; K G Nelson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  149     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-16     Completed Date:  1984-08-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  651-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score*
Fetal Blood / analysis*
Gestational Age
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Umbilical Arteries

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