Fetal pulse oximetry

Colditz, Paul B. and East, Christine (2013). Fetal pulse oximetry. In Yehuda Ginosar, Felicity Reynolds, Stephen Halpern and Carl P. Weiner (Ed.), Anesthesia and the fetus (pp. 123-128) Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118477076.ch13

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Author Colditz, Paul B.
East, Christine
Title of chapter Fetal pulse oximetry
Title of book Anesthesia and the fetus
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781118477076.ch13
Year available 2012
ISBN 9781444337075
Editor Yehuda Ginosar
Felicity Reynolds
Stephen Halpern
Carl P. Weiner
Chapter number 13
Start page 123
End page 128
Total pages 6
Total chapters 40
Language eng
Subjects 2700 Medicine
Abstract/Summary Fetal pulse oximetry allows direct non-invasive measurement of fetal oxygen saturation to assess the ability of a fetus to cope with the stress of labor. Sensor design has evolved to overcome the relative inaccessibility of the fetus during labor and the low saturation values that are a feature of fetal circulation. Clinical studies have demonstrated that fetal oxygen saturation alters with maternal position and maternal oxygen administration, but not with epidural analgesia. Although the value of fetal pulse oximetry in determining urgency of delivery has been established, clinical use has declined due to the lack of influence on overall cesarean section rates.
Keyword Fetal monitoring
Fetal pulse oximetry
Intrapartum monitoring
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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