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Fetal recoil during labor to evaluate fetal well-being when heart rate monitoring is not informative.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9166325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Fetal movement is a predictor of fetal well-being. Fetal movement in response to a stimulation (fetal recoil) has been tested, and all fetuses that demonstrated recoil had umbilical arterial blood pH at least 7.20. CASES: We used fetal recoil to allow labor in three women with fetal heart tracings that were not informative. In all three, Apgar scores or umbilical artery pH values confirmed normal fetal acid-base status at birth. CONCLUSION: Fetal recoil is a potentially useful method to assess fetal status when fetal heart rate monitoring is not informative.
J P Elliott; W H Clewell; E Hutson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-24     Completed Date:  1997-06-24     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  800-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Phoenix Perinatal Associates, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Arizona, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation / methods*
Apgar Score
Blood Gas Analysis
Fetal Blood / chemistry
Fetal Distress / diagnosis*
Fetal Monitoring / methods*
Fetal Movement*
Heart Rate
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Labor, Obstetric
Predictive Value of Tests
Reproducibility of Results
Startle Reaction*

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