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Intrapartum assessment of the fetus: historical and evidence-based practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15899359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The principal purpose of intrapartum fetal assessment is to detect hypoxemia-ischemia, which may lead to fetal jeopardy. A quarter century ago, electronic fetal monitoring replaced intermittent auscultation as the primary method of intrapartum fetal assessment in the United States. It seems that electronic fetal monitoring will continue to be the primary mode of intrapartum fetal assessment, with intermittent auscultation used in some centers primarily for low-risk parturients. From this abridged history of intrapartum fetal monitoring, it is recognized that all surveillance methods bear inherent limitations.
Gary A Dildy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-18     Completed Date:  2005-08-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-71, ix     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LSU Health Sciences Center, 1542 Tulane Avenue, Room 517, New Orleans, LA 70112-2822, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery, Obstetric
Evidence-Based Medicine
Fetal Monitoring / history*
History, 20th Century
United States

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