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Apgar score

[′ap·gär ‚skȯr]
(medicine)
An index used to evaluate a newborn infant's physical condition based on a rating of 0-2 for each of five criteria: heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, response to stimulation, and skin color.
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Next, APGAR scores from each individual family member were aggregated into indices.
If the Apgar scores are low, a healthy set of gases shows that your interventions were timely and appropriate.
Apgar scores at 1st minute were affected significantly by fetal body weight (p=0.
No statistical difference was found between the two groups, although much higher occurrence of low Apgar scores at 1 min in neonates with nuchal cord.
The perinatal outcome measures were 1 and 5 minute Apgar scores less than 7 , admission to nursery , early neonatal mortality ( neonatal death within 7days of delivery), neonatal morbidity ( birth asphyxia, birth trauma, respiratory distress syndrome, infection) and were recorded on a semi structured performa.
Major finding: There were no significant differences between 2004-2008 and 2010 data in 5-minute APGAR scores (8.
After consent and enrollment their detailed history including peri-natal history, Apgar score, resuscitation measures, problems and outcome were recorded on a pre-designed study proforma.
Apgar scores at 1-5 min, pH, Pvcoz, base excess, and respiratory distress syndrome incidence were significantly (P <0.
There were no significant differences in meconium below the cords, mecouium aspiration, Apgar scores <7, neonatal intensive care unit admissions, or perinatal mortality.
Infant Apgar scores and medical care also tend to differ between the groups, she noted.
Tone was normal by the time of hospital discharge, and Apgar scores rose by 5 minutes of age, although they remained lower than for infants of afebrile women.