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Impact of electronic fetal monitoring on obstetric management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6771424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Electronic monitoring equipment improves detection and recording of fetal heart activity and uterine contractions. Fetal heart rate is one indicator of the well-being of the fetus; altered cardiac rate may indicate impairment of the maternal-placenta-fetal circulation or hypoxia with potential fetal damage or stillbirth. Antepartum monitoring of the fetal heart can screen the fetus with low-reserve who may be at risk during labor. Continuous intrapartum monitoring may portend fetal jeopardy early enough for treatment or intervention. Despite substantial decline in perinatal and neonatal mortality and morbidity, direct cause-and-effect relationship to electronic fetal monitoring is questioned. Government agencies have been authorized to assess technology for cost-benefit and social impact.
O W Hess
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  244     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-28     Completed Date:  1980-09-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  682-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Electronics, Medical
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Fetal Heart / physiology*,  physiopathology
Fetal Monitoring / economics*,  instrumentation,  methods
Heart Rate
Technology Assessment, Biomedical*
Uterine Contraction

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