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Comparison of non-invasive fetal electrocardiogram to Doppler cardiotocogram during the 1st stage of labor.
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PMID:  20121540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We compared a non-invasive fetal electrocardiogram (fECG) to Doppler cardiotocogram (CTG) during the 1(st) stage of labor. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study of non-invasive fECG using five abdominal electrodes and one Doppler ultrasound probe in 27 patients. Data were analyzed for reliability, clinical and statistical equivalence. RESULTS: The fECG was similar to the traditional Doppler method. The fECG characterizes a fetal heart rate (FHR) trace in a similar way with regards to acceleration count, decelerations count and coincidence, variability and baseline. The FHR was overall correlated (Pearson's r=0.91). CONCLUSION: This non-invasive fECG presents an alternative, reliable and accurate assessment for fetal well-being during the 1(st) stage of labor.
Joscha Reinhard; Barrie R Hayes-Gill; Qian Yi; Hendrike Hatzmann; Sven Schiermeier
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-04     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Marien-Hospital Witten, University Witten/Herdecke, Teaching hospital of the Ruhr-University Bochum, Witten, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiotocography / methods*
Electrocardiography / methods*
Fetal Monitoring / methods*
Heart Rate, Fetal / physiology*
Labor Stage, First / physiology*
Prospective Studies
Reproducibility of Results
Statistics, Nonparametric

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