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Apgar scoring: its use and meaning for today's newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11949546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Apgar scoring is a common and accepted practice used for evaluating newborns immediately after delivery. After its development by Dr. Virginia Apgar in the late 1940s/early 1950s, its use and meaning have evolved over the past five decades. Today, every baby born in a U.S. hospital is given an Apgar score. With advances in neonatology and improved survival rates for infants with lower gestational ages, a new or revised scoring system may be warranted in order to more appropriately evaluate the extremely preterm infant. In addition, the predictive capabilities of Apgar scoring must be considered with caution for all gestational age groups.
L J Juretschke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-12     Completed Date:  2002-05-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, NICU-5R-Room 5812, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score*
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Nursing
Neonatal Screening / nursing*
Nursing Assessment
Sensitivity and Specificity

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