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Medical legal issues in fetal monitoring.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17572239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite almost universal fetal monitoring during labor, debates over its role and benefits persist in the medical community and in obstetric negligence lawsuits. Irrespective, there is widespread agreement that improvement in perinatal outcome is possible and that the events of labor contribute significantly to perinatal hazards. Timely application and proper interpretation of the fetal heart rate pattern in concert with evaluations of the maternal condition and the feasibility of safe vaginal delivery permit an evaluation of the quality of care and the preventability of fetal injury whether in peer review or in malpractice cases.
Barry S Schifrin; Wayne R Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-18     Completed Date:  2007-09-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-43, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles Medical Center, 6345 Balboa Blvd., Bldg. II, Suite 245, Encino, CA 91316, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Cerebral Palsy / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Fetal Distress / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Fetal Hypoxia / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Fetal Monitoring*
Heart Rate, Fetal
Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence*
Terminology as Topic

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