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Do all deliveries with elective caesarean sectio need paediatrician attendance?
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PMID:  22708525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Aim: To determine whether paediatrician attendance to deliveries with elective caesarean section (CS) is really needed for term and also for preterm babies with 35-37 weeks gestational age. Methods: Singleton newborns ≥ 35 gestational weeks without any identified risk factor were evaluated for resuscitation steps prospectively after CS under regional and general anaesthesia. Results: 545 infants were included in the study. 150 (27.5%) of infants needed only supplemental oxygen and 23 (4.2%) neonates needed bag and mask ventilation. None of the babies needed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (chest compression) or endotracheal tube insertion/epinephrine administration. More infants required supplemental oxygen and bag-mask ventilation in general anaesthesia delivery group compared to spinal/epidural anaesthesia group (35.5% vs. 24.4%, p= 0.29 for oxygen and 9.2 % vs. 2.3%, p<0.0001 for bag-mask) The need for resuscitation steps was not statistically significantly different between neonates who were born in 35-37 gestational week and neonates who were born ≥38 week (p=0.170 for supplementary oxygen, p=0.442 for bag-mask ventilation). Conclusion: There is not increased risk for chest compression and entubation for infants ≥ 35 gestation weeks without antenatally identified risk factors born with elective CS either under regional or general anesthesia and only 4.2 % of the babies needed bag mask ventilation, so a health care personel who knows basic NRP may be sufficient in the clinics where it is easy to achieve an advanced skilled health care personel when needed.
Ozlu Ferda; Yapicioglu Hacer; Ulu Bahriye; Buyukkurt Selim; Unlugenc Hakki
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Çukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Adana, Turkey.
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