Post Profile

Is continuous electronic fetal monitoring useful for all women in labor?

Electronic fetal monitoring is often used during labour to detect unborn babies at risk of brain damage (neonatal encephalopathy) from a lack of oxygen (hypoxia). In the UK, continuous monitoring is used only for women in high risk labour, but should it be used for all women in labour? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ. Obstetrics specialists, Edward Mullins and Christoph Lees, at Imperial College London say that failure to use continuous electronic fetal monitoring "amounts to a misguided blinding of the clinician to the clinical state of the fetus.
read more


Related Posts

Fetal electrocardiogram helps in early detection of neonatal acidosis

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

and Spanish. University of Granada researchers have proved that fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) is the best method for detecting early acidosis and the risk of loss of fetal wellbeing. This method allows to have healthy fetuses, since...

Low oxygen, high risk: How tumors adapt to become more aggressive

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

PHILADELPHIA -- (August 8, 2016)--One of the many reasons tumors are so difficult to treat is that they are able to adapt whenever they are exposed to unfavorable conditions. Hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen, is one example of a phenome...

Researchers discover cause of brain sensitivity to lack of oxygen

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Researchers at Maastricht University Medical Center and Maastricht University have discovered why the brain is more sensitive to oxygen deprivation, or hypoxia, than other organs. Hypoxia caused by a stroke, for example, activates a...

Radiation-induced damage to brain tissue reversed by oxygen starvation in mice

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Treating brain tumors with whole brain radiation therapy can damage healthy brain tissue, but a new study in mice reveals that limiting the oxygen supply, or hypoxia, can alleviate some of the cognitive impairment caused by the radi...

Early Detection Of Neonatal Acidosis Aided By Fetal Electrocardiogram

Health : Medical News Today

Researchers at the University of Granada have proved that this method helps to reduce caesarean rate in women in labour with cardiotocographic recordings (CTG) compatible with the risk of loss of fetal wellbeing, and presents more a...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC