cardiotocography


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cardiotocography

 [kahr″de-o-to-kog´rah-fe]
the monitoring of the fetal heart rate and uterine contractions, as during delivery.

cardiotocography

(kar'dē-ō-tō-kog'ră-fē),
Fetal heart monitoring during labor.
[cardio- + G. tokos, childbirth, + -graphy]

cardiotocography

/car·dio·to·cog·ra·phy/ (-tah-kog´rah-fe) the monitoring of the fetal heart rate and uterine contractions, as during delivery.

car·di·o·to·cog·ra·phy

(CTG) (kahr'de-ō-tŏ-kog'ră-fē)
Method of monitoring and recording fetal heart rate and uterine contractions during pregnancy and labor, allowing for assessment of fetal response and well-being.
[cardio- + G. tokos, childbirth, + -graphy]

cardiotocography

A method of producing a composite recording of the fetal heart rate and the activity of the womb during late pregnancy and labour, by means of a microphone applied to the mother's abdominal wall or by picking up the fetal ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH.
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From a PS4m total pot of money, NHS trusts will be able to buy new digital equipment for monitoring or training, such as cardiotocography equipment to monitor a baby's heartbeat.
Evolving Efficient Classification Rules from Cardiotocography Data through Data Mining Methods and Techniques, European Journal of Scientific Research, 78(3): 468-480.
A BPP includes ultrasound monitoring of fetal movements, fetal tone and fetal breathing, ultrasound assessment of liquor volume and assessment of the fetal heart rate using non-stress cardiotocography (CTG).
Cardiotocography or the monitoring of the foetus' heartbeat was the subject of a workshop he presented at the end of last month in cooperation with Cypriot health professionals, during his first trip to Cyprus.
In an audio recording she tells the couple she believes the cardiotocography scans were abnormal.
More cases of preeclampsia, maternal diabetes mellitus, abnormal cardiotocography, abnormal dopplers, FGR, and cesarean sections and fewer cases of premature deliveries, congenital anomalies, and acute chorioamnionitis were seen in association with, or without, placental hypoxic lesions/patterns, respectively (Figure 8).
Urinalysis was negative for infection, pelvic examination was unremarkable and cardiotocography showed a reassuring foetal trace.
Ultrasound and cardiotocography are expected to have the greatest effect on reducing practice variation in Caesarean section rates between hospitals.
Mrs Cotter, a nurse since 1980, admitted that as a midwife in May 2005 she failed to carry out a cardiotocography (CTG) heartbeat scan properly and that was followed by a stillbirth.
Kay Cotter worked at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil in 2008 when she gave a 29-week pregnant IVF patient a cardiotocography (CTG) scan to measure foetal heart beat.
The diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia was made on clinical signs during the early hours after birth together with abnormal acid-base status and a history of documented abnormal Cardiotocography (CTG) during the first and second stages of labor.
The PCA protocol mandated recordings of maternal blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and sedation score prior to remifentanil PCA; continuous pulse oximetry and foetal cardiotocography (CTG) for the first 30 minutes after initiation; maternal oxygen saturation and sedation score every 30 minutes thereafter; and continuous pulse oximetry and sedation score for 30 minutes after each dose/lockout change.