fetal asphyxia


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fetal asphyxia

[′fēd·əl əs′fik·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Deprivation of oxygen to the fetus due to interference with its blood supply.
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Ten chapters cover such topics as the monitoring equipment, factors affecting the fetal heart rate, and the prediction and prevention of intrapartal fetal asphyxia.
The prevalence of intrapartum fetal asphyxia is in the order of 2%.
On admission, the hospital attached the patient to a fetal monitor, which continuously printed a strip to chart fetal heartbeat and uterine contractions to monitor for fetal asphyxia and optimize delivery.
MIAMI BEACH -- Use of biophysical profiling to enable swift delivery at the first sign of fetal asphyxia appears to be associated with a reduced risk of attention-deficit disorder and several other disorders later in life.
The role of blood gas and acid-base assessment in the diagnosis of intrapartum fetal asphyxia.
This condition, known as fetal asphyxia or hypoxia, results from poorly oxygenated blood in the mother or by an obstruction.
Many factors were included in the study: preterm birth, small size for gestational age, fetal asphyxia, maternal diabetes, minor abnormalities, infection, respiratory complications, and encephalopathy (an structural defect of the brain).

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