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Resuscitation at birth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2371583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Birth asphyxia is frequent and often severe, occurring in about 10% and 1% respectively of all births; in a third it is unexpected. Delivery rooms must be organised and equipped and trained staff readily available so as to provide appropriate and timely resuscitation of the newborn. Simple procedures designed to prevent hypothermia, maintain a patent airway, improve oxygenation and ventilation are sufficient for the majority of babies. Circulatory support and biochemical resuscitation will be needed in a few. In the absence of other abnormalities, the long term prognosis for newborns who respond promptly to resuscitation is good. Every baby, no matter how severely asphyxiated must therefore be promptly and vigorously resuscitated. Only those with a Apgar score of less than 4 at 10 minutes, prolonged hypotonia or seizures have a poor prognosis. With the needs in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation understood and met, research is now being directed at neuroresuscitation.
Authors:
R Joseph
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-23     Completed Date:  1990-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Apgar Score
Asphyxia Neonatorum / therapy*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Prognosis
Resuscitation / methods*

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