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Impact of the fetal pulse oximetry on the obstetrical decision in the theoretical setting.
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PMID:  17184099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: to assess whether fetal oxymetry reduces the intervention rate in a "theoretical setting". STUDY DESIGN:Data bank including 93 cases where a fetal oxymetry had been used for suspicion of fetal distress. Subjects-Two sets of labor charts were constructed for each case. One included relevant data with the saturometry, the other included relevant data without the saturometry. INTERVENTION: Theoretical setting: 3 obstetricians, unaware of study aim of the obstetrical outcomes. Each case was presented first without the saturometry; in a second reading, its result was available. OUTCOMES: Number of extractions. Consensus between experts. STATISTICS: descriptive and paired non parametric tests. RESULTS: The global intervention rate was lower (47% versus 52%; p<0.05) and the consensus higher, using monitoring and saturometry than using monitoring only. CONCLUSION: In a theoretical setting, the use of saturometry in suspicious cardiotocography (CTG) may help reduce the risk of invasive procedures.
Catherine Houba; Daniel Murillo; Patricia Barlow; Geraldine Debruyne; Serge Rozenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of fertility and women's medicine     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1534-892X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Fertil Womens Med     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-22     Completed Date:  2007-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706778     Medline TA:  Int J Fertil Womens Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Free Universities of Brussels (ULB-VUB), CHU St Pierre. Rue Haute 290, Brussels 1000 Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Cardiotocography / methods*
Cesarean Section
Clinical Competence*
Fetal Blood / chemistry
Fetal Distress / diagnosis*
Fetal Hypoxia / diagnosis
Heart Rate, Fetal*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Intensive Care, Neonatal
Labor, Obstetric
Oximetry / methods*

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