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More perinatal deaths associated with poor long-term variability during antenatal fetal heart-rate monitoring

dc.contributor.authorOdendaal, H. J.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-18T14:59:35Z
dc.date.available2011-03-18T14:59:35Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.citationOdendaal, H. J. 1990. More perinatal deaths associated with poor long-term variability during antenatal fetal heart-rate monitoring. South African Medical Journal, 77:506-508
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/7918
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.descriptionCITATION: Odendaal, H. J. 1990. More perinatal deaths associated with poor long-term variability during antenatal fetal heart-rate monitoring. South African Medical Journal, 77:506-508.
dc.description.abstractPositive stress and non-stress tests of 243 infants were examined for accelerations and the duration of poor long-term variability during fetal heart rate monitoring. Accelerations were present in 47% when the variability was good. No accelerations were seen when poor variability lasted for more than 75% of the monitoring time; this was also associated with lower birth-weights, shorter gestational duration and lower 5-minute Apgar scores. These measurements improved as the period of poor variability decreased. Intra-uterine death occurred in 1,9% of infants when the variability was good, in 3,6% when the variability lasted for less than 75% of the recording time and in 19,6% when the poor variability lasted longer than 75% of the recording time. Neonatal deaths occurred in 7,5% and 21,7% of these three groups, respectively. Poor long-term variability was also associated with growth-retardation.
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Group
dc.subjectFetal heart rate monitoring
dc.subjectPerinatal death
dc.titleMore perinatal deaths associated with poor long-term variability during antenatal fetal heart-rate monitoringen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher’s version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journal


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