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Fetal pulse oximetry.
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PMID:  21278503     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The original expectation of fetal pulse oximetry (FPO) for the field of obstetrics was predicated on the tremendous positive impact pulse oximetry had upon the fields of anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and many other disciplines of medicine. With the general acceptance that many, if not most, concerning fetal heart rate patterns are not associated with significant fetal hypoxemia and acidemia, the additional physiologic information FPO offers (ie, actual arterial blood oxygenation) was believed and hoped by many to be the reassurance that would allow safe avoidance of unnecessary interventions such as cesarean delivery. To date, FPO has not met that expectation, not because of its inability to measure fetal arterial oxygen saturation, but because of its inability to do so with a reduction in overall cesarean deliveries.
Gary A Dildy
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1532-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Maternal Fetal Medicine Center, St Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah MountainStar Division, Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, Tennessee Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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