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Intrapartum fetal oxygen saturation monitoring in a busy labour ward.
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PMID:  10206413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To measure the ease of use of a fetal pulse oximeter in a busy labour ward. DESIGN: Descriptive study in the Labour Ward, National University Hospital, Singapore, involving 145 labouring women with singleton pregnancies, and fetuses in cephalic presentation, with cervical dilatation >2 cm and amniotic membranes ruptured. RESULTS: Placement was comfortable. Oxygen saturation (SpO2) readings were obtained in 127 women (87.5%). Adequate readings were obtained a median of 69% of the time the transducer was in situ. SpO2 values in the last 10 min prior to delivery correlated poorly with parameters of neonatal outcome. CONCLUSION: The Nellcor N-400 fetal pulse oximeter and FS14 fetal sensor is a feasible method of intrapartum fetal monitoring in a busy labour ward and is acceptable to labouring women.
S Chua; J Yam; K Razvi; S M Yeong; S Arulkumaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-17     Completed Date:  1999-06-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University of Singapore, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Blood / chemistry*
Fetal Monitoring / methods*
Labor, Obstetric*
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital*
Oxygen / blood*
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