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The physiology of fetal heart rate patterns and perinatal asphyxia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11930377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of electronic fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring is the ongoing assessment of fetal oxygenation. FHR tracings are analyzed for characteristic patterns that signify specific hypoxic or nonhypoxic events. A working knowledge of fetal physiology and the fetal response to hypoxia can aid and refine clinical interpretation of FHR patterns during labor. This article reviews the fetal response to decreased oxygenation, the physiology of subsequent FHR patterns and the clinical presentation of asphyxia in the newborn.
Authors:
T King; J Parer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0893-2190     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-04     Completed Date:  2002-04-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801387     Medline TA:  J Perinat Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-39; quiz 102-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Asphyxia Neonatorum / diagnosis
Female
Fetal Blood / chemistry
Fetal Hypoxia / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Fetal Monitoring
Heart Rate, Fetal / physiology*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Oxygen / blood
Pregnancy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7782-44-7/Oxygen

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