Simultaneous use of intrapartum fetal pulse oximetry and amnioinfusion in meconium stained amniotic fluid

László Halvax, I. Szabó, Miklós Vizer, Tamás Csermely, Tibor Ertl

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Abstract

Objective: Fetal pulse oximetry is a minimally invasive, simple technique which continuously helps to reflect in utero well-being. The presence of meconium in the amniotic fluid may be a clinical sign of fetal hypoxaemia. Amnioinfusion has a beneficial effect on the incidence of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), and the presence of meconium below the level of the vocal cords. Study Design: We studied the impact of amnioinfusion combined with fetal pulse oximetry on the incidence of meconium aspiration syndrome and operative delivery. Results: The retrospective analysis revealed that the presence of meconium below the level of vocal cords was significantly reduced. The frequency of cesarean section is decreased, however, it did not reach statistical significance. Conclusion: Fetal pulse oximetry may be used in combination with amnioinfusion and cardiotocography (CTG) to reduce the risk of meconium aspiration syndrome and the number of instrumental deliveries and improve perinatal outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume104
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 10 2002

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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Meconium
Oximetry
Amniotic Fluid
Vocal Cords
Cardiotocography
Incidence
Cesarean Section

Keywords

  • Amnioinfusion
  • Fetal pulse oximetry
  • Meconium stained amniotic fluid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Simultaneous use of intrapartum fetal pulse oximetry and amnioinfusion in meconium stained amniotic fluid. / Halvax, László; Szabó, I.; Vizer, Miklós; Csermely, Tamás; Ertl, Tibor.

In: European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Vol. 104, No. 2, 10.09.2002, p. 105-108.

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