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Preterm resuscitation I: Clinical approaches to improve management in delivery room.
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PMID:  21920678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Delivery room (DR-) management has a great potential to optimise quality of long term outcome in extremely preterm infants. However, a new conceptual framework that focuses on an individualised 'support of transition' rather than on 'resuscitation' is necessary. Video-recordings of DR-management represent a valuable tool to improve care. Recording combined with a structured feed-back should be introduced in step-wise approach in clinical routine. To describe the postnatal condition of groups of infants or to compare interventions in a research setting, a numerical score - representing the sum of several objective findings - is required. The conventional Apgar-Score has severe limitations that restrict its applicability. The Specified-Apgar allows an assessment of infant's condition independent of interventions and regardless of gestational age. The Expanded-Apgar quantifies the interventions needed to achieve the condition described by the Specified-Apgar. In summary, beside a new conceptual framework an individualised monitoring and an objective assessment of DR-management are required.
Mario Rüdiger; Nicole Braun; Heidrun Gurth; Renate Bergert; Jürgen Dinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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