Even in four high-risk subgroups, intrapartum suctioning did not decrease the incidence of meconium aspiration
This study was conducted to find out the incidence of meconium aspiration
syndrome, analyse associated maternal and neonatal risk factors and final outcome in babies born through Meconium-stained amniotic fluid in a tertiary health care setting.
Other common diagnoses, in descending order of frequency, were: respiratory distress syndrome 601(14.31%), neonatal jaundice 457(10.88%), birth asphyxia 401(9.54%), meconium aspiration
syndrome 344 (8.19%) and Intra Uterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) 121(2.88%).
KEY WORDS: Persistent pulmonary hypertension, Birth asphyxia, Meconium aspiration
The Mode of delivery (vaginal, caesarian section) and early neonatal complications (nocomplications, meconium stained liquor, meconium aspiration
For the purpose of this study, these parameters were used to determine risk of syphilis, meconium aspiration
syndrome and bacterial septicaemia.
Keywords: Cardiotocography, Foetal heart rate, Meconium stained liquor, Meconium aspiration
syndrome (JPMA 62: 474; 2012).
Approximately meconium aspiration
syndrome (MAS) will be developed in 3 to 4% of meconium- stained infants.Depressed neonates stained with thick meconium are at the highest risk for developing MAS.
It was long believed that suctioning would reduce the risk of meconium aspiration
Concerns that delaying elective deliveries might increase morbidity were allayed by follow-up data showing significant declines in the rates of postpartum anemia, meconium aspiration
, Apgar scores less than 5 at 1 minute, and cesarean deliveries due to fetal distress in infants delivered at 39-41 weeks' gestation in the period after the program was started, compared with the preprogram era.
Chapter 28 deals with major pulmonary disorders in the neonate such as transient tachypnea of the newborn, pneumonia, meconium aspiration
and apnea of prematurity while Chapter 29 covers congenital and surgical disorders that affect respiration.
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, HAWAII -- Meconium aspiration
syndrome appears to have occurred less and less often during the last several years, two speakers observed during a discussion at a conference on obstetrics, gynecology perinatal medicine, neonatology, and the law