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Immediate newborn outcome and mode of delivery: Use of standardized fetal heart rate pattern management.
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PMID:  22963247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: To determine whether a rule-based system for fetal heart rate interpretation can result in reduced metabolic acidemia without increasing obstetrical intervention. Methods: Rates of vacuum-assisted delivery and Cesarean sections, and umbilical artery pH and base excess values were determined over a 5-year period in a single hospital with 3907 deliveries in Japan. Results were compared for 2 years before and 2 years after a 6-month training period in rule-based fetal heart rate interpretation. Results: The pre- and post-training rates of unscheduled Cesarean deliveries (4.8% vs. 6.0%) and vacuum deliveries (21.2% vs. 18.1%) did not differ significantly. The rates of umbilical arterial pH <7.15 (1.51% vs. 0.18%, p<0.05) and base excess <-12 mEq/L (1.76% vs. 0.25%, p<0.05) were significantly lower after training. Conclusion: A standardized fetal heart rate pattern management system was associated with a 7-fold reduction of newborn metabolic acidemia with no change in operative intervention.
Shinji Katsuragi; Tomoaki Ikeda; Shunichi Noda; Junji Onishi; Tsuyomu Ikenoue; Julian T Parer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.
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