2]of less than 1 mm Hg, exposure of cord blood gases
to air bubbles will significantly increase the P[O.
Upon delivery, the infant cried spontaneously, had normal Apgar scores, and had normal cord blood gases
PHILADELPHIA -- The routine measurement of umbilical cord blood gases
after every delivery could help answer questions about the possibility of birth asphyxia a few years after the fact, often exonerating obstetricians, Dr.
Determination of cord blood gases
and pH is recommended in all neonates with low Apgar scores to distinguish metabolic acidosis from hypoxemia or from other causes that might result in low Apgar scores .
DEFENDANTS' DEFENSE The baby recovered well after being slightly depressed at birth; umbilical cord blood gases
were in the normal range.
Mild placental abruption was noted; the child had low Apgar scores, decreased respiratory effort, and low cord blood gases