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Umbilical cord blood gases.
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PMID:  17765493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The intrapartum acid-base status of the fetus is an important component in establishing the link between intrapartum events and neonatal condition. The analysis of cord blood gases from the umbilical artery is believed to be the best representation of the fetal acid-base status immediately before birth. Blood gas analysis is able to objectively confirm or exclude the presence of damaging acidemia. Although measurements may be affected by several factors related to the method of sampling, storage, and assessment, a wide margin of accuracy exists when prompt assessment is unavailable. Because a substantial deviation from the standard procedure is required before a sample is alleged to be imprecise, it is unlikely that standard sampling methods would be ineligible in litigation.
Isaac Blickstein; Tamar Green
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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 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-03     Completed Date:  2007-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Acid-Base Equilibrium / physiology
Acidosis / blood*
Blood Gas Analysis
Fetal Blood / metabolism*
Fetal Diseases / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Oxygen / blood*
Umbilical Cord*
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