fetal heart rate monitoring


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fetal heart rate monitoring

The techniques used to determine the heart rate of the fetus. They include auscultation, use of an electronic device, or Doppler ultrasound.
See: deceleration; Doppler echocardiography; fetal assessment
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The Dublin randomized controlled trial of intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring.
A randomized trial of intrapartum electronic fetal heart rate monitoring versus intermittent auscultation.
Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring during labour: Information from randomized trials.
The effects of bupivacaine and chloroprocaine as local anesthetics for epidural anesthesia on fetal heart rate monitoring parameters.
Bayesian interpretation of trials: The example of intrapartum electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, Br J obstet gynaecol 107:3, 2000 [PMID:10645854].
Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring transformed the whole field, giving us a method by which we could continuously assess fetal heart rate over some finite period of time.
This paper describes the findings of a retrospective audit of one DHB's compliance with its current evidence-based policy for intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring.
The biggest problem he sees in the cases he defends that involve Pitocin administration stem from insufficient response to findings on the fetal heart rate monitoring strip.
CONCLUSION: Detection of fetal distress by intermittent auscultation of fetal heart is not inferior to more invasive and expensive techniques of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring.
The majority of women in labor in the United States undergo continuous intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring.
although the authors of this retrospective analysis claim to have found evidence that electronic fetal heart rate monitoring lowers the risk of early neonatal death, that finding isn't supported by data from randomized, controlled trials.