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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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There was no statistically significant difference in terms of apgar score in the fifth minute, rates of stay in the intensive care unit, NEC, sepsis, meningitis and ICB rates (p>0.
It is not the Apgar score in itself that leads to lower cognitive abilities, Dr.
Our audit found no unexpected deviations from the norm as regards neonatal Apgar scores or non-reassuring CTG traces, these results being consistent with other literature (4,10,12-17).
Apgar scores and resuscitation measures were available for the entire 2001-2005 period (191,686 deliveries), but NICU admissions were consistently recorded only for 2002-2005 (154,924 deliveries).
There were no significant differences in length of second stage labour, Apgar scores or use of pethidine.
CP, which has been associated with very low Apgar scores, is the most common childhood physical disability and is diagnosed in approximately 5,000 to 10,000 newborns each year in the United States.
Importantly, duration of pushing, umbilical cord blood pH, and Apgar scores were similar in the control and diabetes groups, suggesting that differences in fetal stress could not account for the present results.
The newborns were generally healthy with a mean ([+ or -] SD) body weight of 3,229 [+ or -]371 and Apgar scores at 1 and 5 min of 8.
The laws did not increase rates of unassisted vaginal deliveries or lead to consistent effects on maternal mortality or APGAR scores.
Rates of both maternal and infant infections were similar in the two groups, as were infants' Apgar scores and blood gas levels.
The infant's Apgar scores were 8 at 1 minute and 9 at 5 minutes.