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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883332/effect-of-signal-acquisition-method-on-the-fetal-heart-rate-analysis-with-phase-rectified-signal-averaging
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J A M van Scheepen, M P H Koster, B Vasak, C Redman, A Franx, A Georgieva
Phase rectified signal averaging (PRSA) is increasingly used for fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring, both with traces acquired with external Doppler cardiotocography (D-FHR), and with transabdominal fetal electrocardiography (ta-FHR). However, it is unclear to what extend the acquisition method influences the PRSA analysis, whether results from using one acquisition method are comparable to those based on FHR acquired by the other method, and if not, which should be the preferred method. To address these questions, we applied PRSA analysis to 28 antepartum synchronous recordings of the FHR using simultaneously D-FHR and ta-FHR...
November 24, 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875852/computerized-cardiotocography-analysis-comparison-among-several-parental-ethnic-origins
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Di Tommaso Mariarosaria, Martello Giulia, Kanninen Tomi, Perelli Federica, Iannuzzi Laura, Sisti Giovanni
Objective We speculate that genetic racial disparity exists in fetal life and can be detected by modern computerized cardiotocography (cCTG). Methods This is a retrospective study comparing the results of the cCTG of pregnant patients at 37-42 weeks according to the parental ethnicity (black versus white). A cCTG was performed to analyze the variables of fetal heart rate (FHR). The cCTG variables analyzed were: percentage of signal loss; number of contractions; basal FHR; number of accelerations; number of decelerations; length of high variation episodes; short-term variability (STV); total trace duration time; and number of fetal active movements...
November 22, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869985/agreement-and-accuracy-using-the-figo-acog-and-nice-cardiotocography-interpretation-guidelines
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Susana Santo, Diogo Ayres-De-Campos, Cristina Costa-Santos, William Schnettler, Austin Ugwumadu, Luís Mendes Da Graça
INTRODUCTION: One of the limitations reported with cardiotocography (CTG) is the modest interobserver agreement observed in tracing interpretation. This study compared agreement, reliability and accuracy of CTG interpretation using the FIGO, ACOG and NICE guidelines. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 151 tracings was evaluated by 27 clinicians from three centers where FIGO, ACOG and NICE guidelines were routinely used. Interobserver agreement was evaluated using the proportions of agreement (PA) and reliability with the kappa (k) statistic...
November 21, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819172/deceleration-area-and-fetal-academia
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Sabina Marti Gamboa, Maria Lapresta Moros, Jara Pascual Mancho, Carlos Lapresta Moros, Sergio Castán
AIMS: To compare the predictive ability for neonatal acidemia of individual components of intrapartum cardiotocography (CTG) described by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) system and deceleration area. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Spanish tertiary obstetrical hospital. POPULATION: CTG patterns of 102 acidemic fetus (umbilical arterial cord gas pH≤7.10, base deficit (BD)>8) and 102 non-acidemic controls (umbilical arterial cord gas pH > 7...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769196/cardiotocography-in-breech-versus-vertex-delivery-an-examiner-blinded-cross-sectional-nested-case-control-study
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Elli Toivonen, Outi Palomäki, Heini Huhtala, Jukka Uotila
BACKGROUND: The safety of vaginal breech delivery has been debated for decades. Although it has been shown to predispose infants to immediate depression, several observational studies have also shown that attempting vaginal breech delivery does not increase perinatal morbidity or low Apgar score at the age of five minutes. Cardiotocography monitoring is recommended during vaginal breech delivery, but comparative data describing differences between cardiotocography tracings in breech and vertex deliveries is scarce...
October 21, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756167/international-consensus-on-intrapartum-cardiotocography-should-be-underpinned-by-sound-scientific-foundation
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Shashikant L Sholapurkar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651624/admission-cardiotocography-a-predictor-of-neonatal-outcome
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Vishnu Bhartiya, Richa Sharma, Anand Kumar, Himsweta Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Screening for fetal distress is a big challenge for obstetricians. Labor admission test by cardiotocography (CTG) can be utilized to differentiate between mothers, in whom continuous fetal monitoring is needed and those who can be managed by intermittent auscultation. Admission CTG is commonly used screening test which aims to identify on admission to the delivery unit the fetus at increased risk of intrapartum hypoxia. We conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy of CTG in low- and high-risk women...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651599/caesarean-section-for-foetal-distress-and-correlation-with-perinatal-outcome
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Richa Gangwar, Sarita Chaudhary
BACKGROUND: The main documented indication of intrapartum caesarean section is foetal distress (MacKenzie and Cooke in BMJ 323(7318):930, 2001). Foetal distress indicates foetal hypoxia and acidosis during intrauterine life. PURPOSE: To correlate the diagnosis of foetal distress and perinatal outcome. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of women who underwent caesarean section for foetal distress as detected by cardiotocography and not responding to intrauterine resuscitation...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651575/obstetric-outcome-during-an-era-of-active-management-for-obstetrics-cholestasis
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Nalini Sharma, S Panda, Ahanthem Santa Singh
OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence, maternal, and perinatal outcomes in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy with active management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational study included 48 cases diagnosed as intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Medical treatment and active management (fetal surveillance and termination of pregnancy at 37-38 weeks) were offered to all. Maternal and perinatal outcomes are studied. RESULTS: Incidence of ICP was 2...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646463/ep13-06-asphyxia-in-intrauterine-fetus-growth-restriction-cardiotocography-and-ultrasound-methods-of-diagnosis
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E Pirnareva, M Tsankova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642802/telemedicine-to-improve-access-to-specialist-care-in-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-analysis-of-17-years-of-tocomat-network-clinical-activity
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Salvatore Tagliaferri, Francesca Giovanna Esposito, Adelaide Ippolito, Flavia Mereghini, Giovanni Magenes, Pasquale Martinelli, Marta Campanile, Maria Gabriella Signorini
BACKGROUND: The objective of this article is to provide an overview of the clinical experience of our telemedicine network (TOCOMAT) for fetal well-being assessment through computerized Cardiotocography (cCTG), analyzing cultural, socioeconomic, and environmental conditions of pregnant women and its economic sustainability over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the central data store, including all cCTG records collected in Campania region (Italy) during 17 years of activity...
September 19, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627565/fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-using-maternal-abdominal-surface-electrodes-in-third-trimester-can-we-obtain-additional-information-other-than-ctg-trace
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Tomasz Fuchs, Krzysztof Grobelak, Michał Pomorski, Mariusz Zimmer
BACKGROUND: Cardiotocography (CTG) is the most widely used procedure despite its low specificity for fetal acidosis and poor perinatal outcome. Fetal electrocardiography (fECG) with transabdominal electrodes is a new, non-invasive and promising method with greater potential for detecting impairment of fetal circulation. This study is the first that attempts to assess the usefulness of fECG in comparison to CTG during antepartum period. OBJECTIVES: To determine if a single fECG examination along with CTG tracing and Doppler flow measurement in the fetal vessels has any additional clinical value in normal and intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) fetuses...
March 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590941/cardiotocography-and-diabetic-pregnancy
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Jb Sharma, Manu Goyal
Foetal monitoring in antenatal period and during labour is done to detect foetal distress and to take necessary action timely in order to improve perinatal outcome. Maternal awareness of foetal movement is routinely recommended in all pregnancies after 28 weeks gestation. In high risk pregnancies like diabetes, foetal growth restriction, macrosomia, additional means of foetal surveillance should be used like antenatal cardiotocography, non stress test, biophysical profile or Doppler studies. Diabetic mothers are at increased risk for sudden intrauterine foetal demise, thereby mandating the need of cardiotocography and ultrasound biophysical profile testing weekly or twice weekly in such patients...
September 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582148/cardiotocography-and-diabetic-pregnancy
#14
Jb Sharma, Manu Goyal
Foetal monitoring in antenatal period and during labour is done to detect foetal distress and to take necessary action timely in order to improve perinatal outcome. Maternal awareness of foetal movement is routinely recommended in all pregnancies after 28 weeks gestation. In high risk pregnancies like diabetes, foetal growth restriction, macrosomia, additional means of foetal surveillance should be used like antenatal cardiotocography, non stress test, biophysical profile or Doppler studies. Diabetic mothers are at increased risk for sudden intrauterine foetal demise, thereby mandating the need of cardiotocography and ultrasound biophysical profile testing weekly or twice weekly in such patients...
September 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567534/quantitative-cardiotocography-to-improve-fetal-assessment-during-labor-a-preliminary-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Petar N Ignatov, Jennifer E Lutomski
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a computerized decision support system, referred to as "quantitative cardiotocography" (qCTG), to reduce adverse birth outcomes compared to conventional CTG with fetal blood sampling. STUDY DESIGN: A preliminary parallel randomized control trial in a tertiary maternity hospital (Sofia, Bulgaria) was conducted with a sample size of 360 women per trial arm (N=720). Women in labor were recruited between March 2008 and March 2011...
October 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566222/practice-variation-in-the-management-of-intrapartum-fetal-distress-in-the-netherlands-and-the-western-world
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Lauren M Bullens, Suzanne Moors, Pieter J van Runnard Heimel, M Beatrijs van der Hout-van der Jagt, S Guid Oei
OBJECTIVE: Solid evidence on the effect of intrauterine resuscitation on neonatal outcome is limited, and superiority of one intervention over the others is not clear. We therefore surveyed the clinical practice variation in fetal monitoring and the management of fetal distress during labor, in Dutch labor wards. In addition, we have compared recommendations from international guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a survey among all 86 Dutch hospitals, using a questionnaire on fetal monitoring and management of fetal distress...
October 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550148/guideline-choice-for-ctg-analysis-influences-first-caesarean-decision
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Nadege Vejux, Renaud Ledu, Claude D'Ercole, Laurence Piechon, Anderson Loundou, Florence Bretelle
OBJECTIVE: To compare intrapartum cardiotocography (CTG) analysis in case of first Caesarean section (CS) for non reassuring CTG according to international guidelines. METHODS: Four ObGyns retrospectively analysed first CS for non reassuring CTG during labour blind to neonatal outcome. CTG were analysed according to French National College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CNGOF) and to the FIGO guidelines. First CTG analysis was done without obstetrical context then secondly it was given...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531327/cardiotocography-alone-is-outdated-and-st-analysis-is-the-way-forward-in-fetal-monitoring-against-an-opportunity-to-avoid-past-mistakes-in-fetal-monitoring
#18
Erin Clark
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531326/cardiotocography-alone-is-outdated-and-st-analysis-is-the-way-forward-in-fetal-monitoring-for-does-the-use-of-st-analysis-in-conjunction-with-cardiotocography-improve-perinatal-outcome-and-or-reduce-interventions-for-fetal-distress
#19
Gerard H A Visser, Anneke Kwee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484356/a-longitudinal-study-of-computerised-cardiotocography-in-early-fetal-growth-restriction
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Hans Wolf, Birgit Arabin, Christoph C Lees, Dick Oepkes, Federico Prefumo, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Tullia Todros, Gerard H A Visser, Caterina M Bilardo, Jan B Derks, Anke Diemert, Johannes J Duvekot, Enrico Ferrazzi, Tiziana Frusca, Kurt Hecher, Neil Marlow, Pasquale Martinelli, Eva Ostermayer, Aris T Papageorghiou, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Dietmar Schlembach, K T M Schneider, Adriana Valcamonico, Aleid van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, Wessel Ganzevoort
OBJECTIVES: To explore if in early fetal growth restriction (FGR) the longitudinal pattern of short-term fetal heart rate (FHR) variation (STV) can be used for identifying imminent fetal distress and if abnormalities of FHR registration associate with two-year infant outcome. METHODS: The original TRUFFLE study assessed if in early FGR the use of ductus venosus Doppler pulsatility index (DVPI), in combination with a safety-net of very low STV and / or recurrent decelerations, could improve two-year infant survival without neurological impairment in comparison to computerised cardiotocography (cCTG) with STV calculation only...
August 3, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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