Apgar score


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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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Since then apgar score is being used as an index of asphyxia.
Low Apgar score (<7) at 1 and 5 min are also associated with maternal anemia.
The mortality rate was shown to increase with low birth weight, one minute Apgar score < 7, and pulmonary hemorrhage.
31) claim that the Apgar score is a better predictor of the neonatal outcome than the umbilical cord pH measurement.
The majority of the patients in our study had preterm deliveries less than 37 weeks and these preterm infants tended to suffer from lower APGAR score which is consistent with other studies,20,21 which noted that preterm infants of mother with placenta previa were associated with higher incidence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).
While the APGAR score in the frst minute showed no significant difference between the groups (p>0.
When considering the birth conditions based on Apgar score (22), the babies studied here were similar to those described in other investigations.
Babies were included in the sample if their birth weight was > 1 800 g and their 5-minute Apgar score <6.
In a cohort study, only 19% of the infants with low Apgar scores had severe acidosis at birth and 27% of the infants with acidosis had a low Apgar score at the fifth minute (20).
Neonatal outcomes in the study groups Neonatal outcome factors OM group (N=50) Birth weight (g), mean ([+ or -]SD) 3 123 ([+ or -]328) Apgar score at 1 minute, mean ([+ or -]SD) 7.
They found a link between an Apgar score of below seven and lower intelligence in later life.