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Electronic fetal monitoring: past, present, and future.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21353094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) using cardiotocography is a common tool used during labor and delivery for assessment of fetal well-being. It has largely replaced the use of intermittent auscultation and fetal scalp pH sampling. However, data suggesting improved clinical outcomes with the use of EFM are sparse. In this review, the history of EFM is revisited from its inception in the 1960s to current practice, interpretations, and future research goals.
Authors:
Molly J Stout; Alison G Cahill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, 4911 Barnes Jewish Hospital, 2nd Floor Maternity Building, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.
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