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Resuscitating fresh stillbirths.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8462189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Guidelines for duration of resuscitation of freshly-stillborn term infants and their long term outcome are unclear. The predictive factors of both cerebral palsy and early neonatal demise include Apgar scores of 3 or less at 10 minutes, perinatal acidaemia and neonatal seizures. We describe the case of severe perinatal asphyxia (umbilical artery pH at birth of 6.75, Apgar scores of 0.1 and 5 0.1 5 at 1.5 and 10 minutes and neonatal hypertonia) in a term pregnancy, where the infant made an uneventful recovery and was discharged home well. Guidelines for neonatal resuscitation are discussed.
S Meagher; E Murphy; N Badawi; J Murphy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-30     Completed Date:  1993-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Abruptio Placentae / complications
Apgar Score
Asphyxia Neonatorum / etiology,  therapy
Carbon Dioxide / blood
Cesarean Section
Fetal Death*
Infant, Newborn
Oxygen / blood
Resuscitation / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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