The presence of metabolic acidaemia
or low bicarbonate is of additional value to the Apgar score in predicting poor outcome, as the Apgar score is often not done in real time and can therefore be unreliable.
(MMA) is a disorder which means the body is unable to process certain proteins and fats properly.
Sophie has a rare condition called Methyl Malonic Acidaemia
In a study23 in which uterine artery blood flow (UtBF) and umbilical vein blood flow (UmBF) of IP and salbutamol in non-labouring chronic sheep preparations were investigated, it was reported that during the administration of IP and salbutamol to lambs, UtBF and maternal arterial pressure decreased significantly and that tachycardia, hyperglycaemia and acidaemia
11] The presence of these biophysical variables implies absence of significant central nervous system hypoxaemia and acidaemia
at the time of testing.
The NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening programme will be expanded to screen for homocystinuria (HCU), maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1) and isovaleric acidaemia
But the new scheme will check the same blood sample for five extra conditions: maple syrup urine disease, homocystinuria and three types of acidaemia
The first step in assessment of the arterial blood gas profile is appraisal of the pH: a reduced pH indicates acidaemia
and an elevated pH indicates alkalaemia (Table 1).
Four of these patients were changed to pressure support mode soon after the Vts were recorded, with subsequent improvement in acidaemia
Umblical cord blood PH and risk factors for acidaemia
in neonates in kerman.
Neurological dysfunction in methylmalonic acidaemia
is probably related to the inhibitory effect of methylmalonate on brain energy production.
Courteney was born with propionic acidaemia
, a rare disorder in which vital enzymes are missing.