nonreassuring fetal status


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nonreassuring fetal status

abnormal fetal heart rate or rhythm on electronic monitoring, suggesting fetal ischemia.
Synonym(s): fetal distress

non·re·as·sur·ing fe·tal sta·tus

(non-rē'ă-shŭr'ing fē'tăl stat'ŭs)
Abnormal fetal heart rate or rhythm on electronic monitoring, suggesting fetal ischemia.
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As patients were not randomized, the decision to perform amniotomy was based upon provider preference and maybe performed not only as part of normal labor induction but also during the management of preexisting nonreassuring fetal status or labor dystocia.
Internal fetal monitoring greatly reduced the risk of URD, while history of previous cesarean delivery, presence of nonreassuring fetal status, large birth weight, and augmentation of labor with oxytocin increased the risk of URD.
Obstetric interventions were defined as either a repeat cesarean section or an assisted vaginal delivery both of which were performed for indications of nonreassuring fetal status (NRFS).
In the multicenter trial, which involved 1,010 pregnancies, use of oximetry dropped the rate of cesarean sections because of a nonreassuring fetal status from 10.
The addition of fetal oximetry monitoring to conventional fetal heart rate monitoring improves the accuracy of fetal assessment and permits the safe reduction in the number of cesarean sections for nonreassuring fetal status without causing injury to mother or child," said Dr.
Obstetric interventions were defined as either a repeat cesarean section or an assisted vaginal delivery, both of which were performed for indications of nonreassuring fetal status (NRFS).
The paper's authors suggest that medical factors other than failure to progress, such as nonreassuring fetal status, macrosomia, or preeclampsia, may have been the reason for the delivery decision.
Panel members were concerned that while the device was associated with a reduced rate of cesarean deliveries for nonreassuring fetal status in a pivotal trial of more than 1,000 women, the overall cesarean section rate was not reduced.