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Comparison between visual and computerized cardiotocography in low risk pregnancy.
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PMID:  16127519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To compare between visual and computerized cardiotocography (cCTG) in low-risk pregnant women in predicting pregnancy outcome. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-three consecutive computerized fetal heart tracings were recorded from non-laboring pregnant women at > or = 30 weeks gestation. All traces were reviewed by 2 experienced obstetricians. The study was carried out at Al-Ain Medical District, United Arab Emirates, between August 2004 and December 2004. RESULTS: Of the 153 pregnant women, 11 (7.2%) were delivered by cesarean section. The interobserver agreement was 0.60. The observers cCTG agreement were 0.48 and 0.45. The difference in cesarean section rate was not statistically significant. Observers' interpretation and cCTG did not correlate well with Apgar score at 5 minutes and admission to special care baby unit. CONCLUSIONS: Computerized CTG has little advantage over conventional CTG in the prediction of Apgar score and need for neonatal intensive care unit admission in a low-risk population.
Hisham M Mirghani; Howaida Khair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-29     Completed Date:  2007-10-15     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1228-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiotocography / methods*
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted
Infant, Newborn
Predictive Value of Tests
Pregnancy Complications*
Pregnancy Outcome

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