As far as good outcome is concerned, combined obstetric and paediatric care can lead to prevention and reduced severity of meconium
aspiration syndrome with low complication rate and decrease mortality.
The presence of meconium
is an indication for continuous monitoring of the foetal heart rate (FHR) during labour and it lowers the threshold for making a diagnosis of foetal distress if FHR abnormalities are present.
staining of liquor at amniotomy was significantly higher in group A as compared to group B (pless than 0.
3) 13 (26) 18 (36) (highly >24 -- -- 6 (12) significant) Table 7: Distribution of patients according incidence of meconium
in each group at the time of delivery Meconium
Misoprostol (n = 75), Dinoprostone gel (n = 50), n (%) n (%) Thin meconium
9 (12) 5 (10) Thick meconium
12 (16) 8 (16) No meconium
54 (72) 37 (74) Foley's catheter (n = 50), n (%) Meconium
Foley's catheter Foley's catheter followed by (n = 32) dinoprostone gel (n = 18) Thin meconium
Clearly, more research is needed to validate meconium
EtG and EtS cutoffs against reliable self-report measures.
Issues in the management of simple and complex meconium
aspiration syndrome, respiratory distress syndrome, etc.
5] It is a rare condition in infant boys who have had healed meconium
aspiration, asthma, pneumonia and other respiratory disorders are common among their newborns.
Results: A total of 75 patients with meconium
stained liquor were identified during the study period.
Trimega's chief executive Avi Lasarow said the company had already applied successfully its technology for testing meconium
at the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada.
Newborn and infants may present with failure to pass meconium
within first 24 hours of life, bilious vomiting, infrequent, explosive bowel movements, difficult bowel movements, jaundice, enterocolitis associated diarrhoea, poor feeding and progressive abdominal distension.