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The influence of oxygen administration to the mother during labor on the fetal transcutaneously measured carbon-dioxide partial pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2127287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to plot the course of the transcutaneously measured PCO2 (tcPCO2) in the fetus during oxygenation of the mother. In our examination 35 parturients with a suspicious or pathologic CTG were given pure oxygen for 10 minutes at a flow speed of 10 l/min. The fetal tcPCO2 was measured with a TCM 3 measuring device from Radiometer. The measuring temperature was 41 degrees C. The fetal tcPCO2 was 67.2 +/- 3.9 mmHg before the O2 application, during the O2 application it was 67.3 +/- 14.1 mmHg and for the period after the O2 application we found an average measurement of 66.7 +/- 13.9 mmHg. Further we investigated whether, depending on the original levels of the fetal tcPCO2 an O2 application to the mother had a measurable effect on the fetal tcPCO2 levels. The average levels of the tcPCO2 in the fetuses with pathological original levels of greater than or equal to 60 mmHg or with normal levels of less than 60 mmHg did not show any significant differences before, during or after the O2 application. Our own results and reports given in the literature about an increase in the fetal O2 partial pressure during maternal oxygenation lead to the conclusion that in cases with fetal hypoxia, the O2 application to the mother--in addition to other measures for intrauterine reanimation or speedy termination of labor--could be of advantage.
Authors:
J Bartnicki; K Langner; H Harnack; M Meyenburg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-10     Completed Date:  1991-04-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Perinatal Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Gas Monitoring, Transcutaneous*
Carbon Dioxide / blood*
Female
Fetal Hypoxia / blood,  therapy*
Humans
Labor, Obstetric*
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Oxygen / administration & dosage,  blood,  therapeutic use*
Partial Pressure
Pregnancy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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