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Fetal monitoring during emergency obstetric transport.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3618666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The practicality of fetal heart rate monitoring during fixed-wing transport of obstetric emergencies was evaluated. Fifty-seven transports were performed and 40 (70%) were monitored successfully with the electronic fetal heart rate monitor. External fetal heart rate monitoring was technically accomplished in 83% of monitored transports. Of the 40 patients monitored, 33 (83%) of the fetal heart rate tracings were considered useful for adequate evaluation of the fetal heart rate and contraction frequency. No patients had late decelerations during transport. At cabin pressures from 1100 feet to 7000 feet, fetal hypoxia as measured by late decelerations was not present in any patient.
J P Elliott; R Trujillo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-23     Completed Date:  1987-09-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Hypoxia / diagnosis
Fetal Monitoring* / instrumentation
Heart Rate, Fetal
Pregnancy Complications*
Transportation of Patients*

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