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Fetal short time variation during labor: a non-invasive alternative to fetal scalp pH measurements?
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PMID:  19492916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether short time variation (STV) of fetal heart beat correlates with scalp pH measurements during labor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1279 deliveries, 197 women had at least one fetal scalp pH measurement. Using the CTG-Player, STVs were calculated from the electronically saved cardiotocography (CTG) traces and related to the fetal scalp pH measurements. RESULTS: There was no correlation between STV and fetal scalp pH measurements (r=-0.0592). CONCLUSIONS: Fetal STV is an important parameter with high sensitivity for antenatal fetal acidosis. This study shows that STV calculations do not correlate with fetal scalp pH measurements during labor, hence are not helpful in identifying fetal acidosis.
Sven Schiermeier; Joscha Reinhard; Hendrike Hatzmann; Ralf C Zimmermann; Gregor Westhof
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-03     Completed Date:  2010-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Witten/Herdecke School of Medicine, Marien-Hospital, Witten, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acidosis / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Analysis of Variance
Cardiotocography / statistics & numerical data
Fetal Blood / metabolism
Fetal Hypoxia / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Fetal Monitoring / methods*,  statistics & numerical data
Heart Rate, Fetal / physiology*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infant, Newborn
Labor, Obstetric / physiology*
Obstetric Labor Complications / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Outcome
Time Factors
Young Adult

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