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Fetal extrasystole may predict poor neonatal outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19694696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extrasystoles particularly premature atrial contractions noted during labour on the fetal heart rate monitoring strip are usually thought to be benign. In pregnancies complicated by fetal infection and/or the fetal inflammatory response syndrome, there are some data that extrasystoles noted during the intrapartum period may be related to neonatal sepsis and eventual poor neonatal outcome including death or neonatal encephalopathy. Additional observations are needed to substantiate this hypothesis.
Jake A Brown; John C Morrison; Everett F Magann; Robert C Cefalo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1479-828X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-21     Completed Date:  2009-11-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  404-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Complexes, Premature / complications,  diagnosis*
Fatal Outcome
Fetal Distress / diagnosis*
Fetal Monitoring*
Heart Rate, Fetal / physiology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Prenatal Care
Sepsis / etiology
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome / etiology

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