Document Detail


Delivery room management of meconium staining of the amniotic fluid and the development of meconium aspiration syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3193263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 1-year prospective survey of obstetric and pediatric management of meconium staining of the amniotic fluid in 464 patients was undertaken. Pharyngeal suctioning before delivery was performed using bulb syringe (N = 130), De Lee suction catheter (N = 186), or both (N = 98); endotracheal intubation after delivery was also done in 413 instances. Using any of the three suctioning techniques, no differences were seen in Apgar scores, respiratory rates, presence or absence of meconium on or below the vocal cords, or development of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). If meconium was present on the vocal cords, it was present below the vocal cords in 76% of the cases. If no meconium was visualized, it was found below the vocal cords in only 7% of the cases. Of the 142 infants with meconium below the vocal cords, 10% developed MAS and all 14 survived.
Authors:
J R Hageman; M Conley; K Francis; J Stenske; I Wolf; V Santi; E E Farrell
Related Documents :
19819113 - Meta-analysis of magnetic resonance imaging studies in chromosome 22q11.2 deletion synd...
20077483 - Progressive supranuclear palsy syndrome presenting as progressive nonfluent aphasia: a ...
19427243 - Indications for thrombolysis in deep venous thrombosis.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-01-10     Completed Date:  1989-01-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Evanston Hospital, IL 60201.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amniotic Fluid*
Delivery, Obstetric / methods*
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Intubation, Intratracheal*
Male
Meconium*
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome / etiology,  prevention & control*
Prospective Studies
Suction / methods*
Syndrome
Vocal Cords

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Physical characteristics of infant endotracheal tubes.
Next Document:  Neonatal nurses' attitudes, beliefs, and feelings toward the care and management of fetal-infants.