cardiotocography

Summary

Summary: Monitoring of fetal heart frequency before birth in order to assess impending prematurity in relation to the pattern or intensity of antepartum UTERINE CONTRACTION.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi [The relationship between intrapartum fetal heart rate disturbances, electrocardiographic changes and umbilical venous troponin-I (T-I)]
    Maciej Zietek
    Kliniki Patologii Ciazy i Porodu PAM w Szczecinie
    Ginekol Pol 74:650-5. 2003
  2. ncbi STAN S21 fetal heart monitor for fetal surveillance during labor: an observational study in 637 patients
    A Kwee
    Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Linflaan 6, 3584 EA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 15:400-7. 2004
  3. ncbi Decreased fetal movements: background, assessment, and clinical management
    Anette G Olesen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:818-26. 2004
  4. ncbi Predicting the risk of metabolic acidosis for newborns based on fetal heart rate signal classification using support vector machines
    George Georgoulas
    Laboratory for Automation and Robotics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Rion 26500, Greece
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 53:875-84. 2006
  5. ncbi Sensitivity and specificity of intrapartum computerised FIGO criteria for cardiotocography and fetal scalp pH during labour: multicentre, observational study
    S Schiermeier
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Witten Herdecke, Marien Hospital, Witten, Germany
    BJOG 115:1557-63. 2008
  6. ncbi Comparison of entropy-based regularity estimators: application to the fetal heart rate signal for the identification of fetal distress
    Manuela Ferrario
    Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, University Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 53:119-25. 2006
  7. pmc Complexity analysis of the fetal heart rate variability: early identification of severe intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses
    Manuela Ferrario
    Department of Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, P zza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Med Biol Eng Comput 47:911-9. 2009
  8. ncbi Linear and nonlinear parameters for the analysis of fetal heart rate signal from cardiotocographic recordings
    Maria G Signorini
    Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, University Politecnico di Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 50:365-74. 2003
  9. ncbi Continuous cardiotocography (CTG) as a form of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) for fetal assessment during labour
    Z Alfirevic
    University of Liverpool, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, First Floor, Liverpool Women s NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, UK L8 7SS
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD006066. 2006
  10. ncbi SisPorto 2.0: a program for automated analysis of cardiotocograms
    D Ayres-de Campos
    Departamento de Ginecologia e Obstetricia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    J Matern Fetal Med 9:311-8. 2000

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Publications212 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi [The relationship between intrapartum fetal heart rate disturbances, electrocardiographic changes and umbilical venous troponin-I (T-I)]
    Maciej Zietek
    Kliniki Patologii Ciazy i Porodu PAM w Szczecinie
    Ginekol Pol 74:650-5. 2003
    ..To analyse the relationship between intrapartum fetal heart rate disturbances and electrocardiographic changes and umbilical venous troponin-I (T-I), concentrations as well...
  2. ncbi STAN S21 fetal heart monitor for fetal surveillance during labor: an observational study in 637 patients
    A Kwee
    Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Linflaan 6, 3584 EA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 15:400-7. 2004
    To assess the value of the STAN fetal heart monitor for intrapartum fetal monitoring using cardiotocography (CTG) and fetal electrocardiography (ECG).
  3. ncbi Decreased fetal movements: background, assessment, and clinical management
    Anette G Olesen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:818-26. 2004
    ..However, the benefit of this intervention has not been definitely proven. Cardiotocography, umbilical/uterine artery Doppler velocimetry, and ultrasonography have been used for antepartum fetal ..
  4. ncbi Predicting the risk of metabolic acidosis for newborns based on fetal heart rate signal classification using support vector machines
    George Georgoulas
    Laboratory for Automation and Robotics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Rion 26500, Greece
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 53:875-84. 2006
    b>Cardiotocography is the main method used for fetal assessment in every day clinical practice for the last 30 years...
  5. ncbi Sensitivity and specificity of intrapartum computerised FIGO criteria for cardiotocography and fetal scalp pH during labour: multicentre, observational study
    S Schiermeier
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Witten Herdecke, Marien Hospital, Witten, Germany
    BJOG 115:1557-63. 2008
    To identify sensitivity and specificity of computerised cardiotocography (CTG) analysis for fetal acidosis during delivery.
  6. ncbi Comparison of entropy-based regularity estimators: application to the fetal heart rate signal for the identification of fetal distress
    Manuela Ferrario
    Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, University Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 53:119-25. 2006
    ..Furthermore, our data shows that the MSE entropy values are reliable indicators of the fetal distress associated with the presence of a pathological condition at birth...
  7. pmc Complexity analysis of the fetal heart rate variability: early identification of severe intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses
    Manuela Ferrario
    Department of Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, P zza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Med Biol Eng Comput 47:911-9. 2009
    ..The results show that the proposed LZC and the MSE could be useful to identify the actual IUGRs and to separate them from the physiological fetuses, providing good values of sensitivity and accuracy (Se = 77.8%, Ac = 82.4%)...
  8. ncbi Linear and nonlinear parameters for the analysis of fetal heart rate signal from cardiotocographic recordings
    Maria G Signorini
    Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, University Politecnico di Milan, 20133 Milano, Italy
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 50:365-74. 2003
    Antepartum fetal monitoring based on the classical cardiotocography (CTG) is a noninvasive and simple tool for checking fetal status...
  9. ncbi Continuous cardiotocography (CTG) as a form of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) for fetal assessment during labour
    Z Alfirevic
    University of Liverpool, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, First Floor, Liverpool Women s NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, UK L8 7SS
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD006066. 2006
    b>Cardiotocography (sometimes known as electronic fetal monitoring), records changes in the fetal heart rate and their temporal relationship to uterine contractions...
  10. ncbi SisPorto 2.0: a program for automated analysis of cardiotocograms
    D Ayres-de Campos
    Departamento de Ginecologia e Obstetricia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    J Matern Fetal Med 9:311-8. 2000
    ....
  11. ncbi Cardiotocography only versus cardiotocography plus ST analysis of fetal electrocardiogram for intrapartum fetal monitoring: a Swedish randomised controlled trial
    I Amer-Wahlin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital Lund, Lund, Sweden
    Lancet 358:534-8. 2001
    ..We did a multicentre randomised controlled trial to test the hypothesis that intrapartum monitoring with cardiotocography combined with automatic ST-waveform analysis results in an improved perinatal outcome compared with ..
  12. ncbi Omniview-SisPorto 3.5 - a central fetal monitoring station with online alerts based on computerized cardiotocogram+ST event analysis
    Diogo Ayres-de-Campos
    Hospital de S Joao Faculdade de Medicina do Porto, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    J Perinat Med 36:260-4. 2008
    ..The system is currently undergoing extensive clinical evaluation...
  13. ncbi A comparison of intrapartum automated fetal electrocardiography and conventional cardiotocography--a randomised controlled study
    K Ojala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    BJOG 113:419-23. 2006
    ..monitoring by means of automatic ST analysis (STAN) of fetal electrocardiography could reduce the rate of neonatal acidemia and the rate of operative intervention during labour, compared with monitoring by means of cardiotocography (CTG).
  14. ncbi Admission cardiotocography versus intermittent auscultation of fetal heart rate: effects on neonatal Apgar score, on the rate of caesarean sections and on the rate of instrumental delivery--a systematic review
    Kleanthi Gourounti
    Department of Midwifery, Technological Educational Institution, Athens, Greece
    Int J Nurs Stud 44:1029-35. 2007
    The aim of this review was to determine whether intrapartum admission cardiotocography (CTG) in women at low obstetric risk can improve neonatal outcome (in terms of Apgar score) and whether it is associated with an increase in the ..
  15. ncbi Linear and nonlinear analysis of heart rate patterns associated with fetal behavioral states in the antepartum period
    Hernâni Gonçalves
    Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Ciencias, Departamento de Matematica Aplicada, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169 007 Porto, Portugal
    Early Hum Dev 83:585-91. 2007
    ..Fetal behavioral states are important indicators of fetal physiology and pathology associated to typical fetal heart rate (FHR) patterns...
  16. ncbi Analysis of 127 peripartum hypoxic brain injuries from closed claims registered by the Danish Patient Insurance Association
    Lars Dahlgaard Hove
    Department of Anaesthesia, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 87:72-5. 2008
    ..The authors investigated the circumstances of registered peripartum hypoxic brain injuries in order to identify potential opportunities to improve patient safety and prevent injuries...
  17. pmc A randomised clinical trial on cardiotocography plus fetal blood sampling versus cardiotocography plus ST-analysis of the fetal electrocardiogram (STAN) for intrapartum monitoring
    Michelle E M H Westerhuis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:13. 2007
    b>Cardiotocography (CTG) is worldwide the method for fetal surveillance during labour...
  18. ncbi Cardiotocography only versus cardiotocography plus PR-interval analysis in intrapartum surveillance: a randomised, multicentre trial. FECG Study Group
    B K Strachan
    Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
    Lancet 355:456-9. 2000
    ..We compared the gold standard, cardiotocography, with cardiotocography plus time-interval analysis of the fetal electrocardiogram in fetal surveillance...
  19. ncbi A comparative study of a new cardiotocography analysis program
    Chen Yu Chen
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009:2567-70. 2009
    b>Cardiotocography (CTG) is a frequently used technique of fetal monitoring to evaluate the well being of the fetus during pregnancy and in labor...
  20. ncbi Intra- and interobserver variability of intrapartum cardiotocography: a multicenter study comparing the FIGO classification with computer analysis software
    S Schiermeier
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marien Hospital Witten, Teaching hospital of the Ruhr University Bochum, Witten Herdecke University, Marienplatz 2, Witten, Germany
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 72:169-73. 2011
    ..To evaluate and compare the computer analyzing software system with subjective interpretation using the FIGO classification of intrapartum cardiotocograms...
  21. ncbi Swedish randomized controlled trial of cardiotocography only versus cardiotocography plus ST analysis of fetal electrocardiogram revisited: analysis of data according to standard versus modified intention-to-treat principle
    Isis Amer-Wahlin
    Department of Women and Child Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 90:990-6. 2011
    ..data from the previously published Swedish randomized controlled trial on intrapartum fetal monitoring with cardiotocography (CTG-only) vs...
  22. ncbi Regional and international prenatal telemedicine network for computerized antepartum cardiotocography
    Andrea Di Lieto
    University Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Telemed J E Health 14:49-54. 2008
    ..The TOCOMAT system allowed a decentralization of prenatal surveillance and improved the patients quality of life and the level of prenatal care...
  23. ncbi Fetal heart rate variability due to vibroacoustic stimulation: linear and nonlinear contribution
    G Magenes
    Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Methods Inf Med 43:47-51. 2004
    ..This work aims at characterizing the variation of fetal heart rate (FHR) provoked by vibroacoustic stimulation (VAS). The FHR signal is analyzed by means of a multiparametric approach consisting of linear and nonlinear indices...
  24. ncbi The limits of agreement and the intraclass correlation coefficient may be inconsistent in the interpretation of agreement
    Cristina Costa-Santos
    Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:264-9. 2011
    ..To compare the interpretation of agreement in the prediction of neonatal outcome variables, using the limits of agreement (LA) and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC)...
  25. ncbi Fetal pulse oximetry: correlation with intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns and neonatal outcome
    Arzu Tekin
    Kocaeli University, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kocaeli, Turkey
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 34:824-31. 2008
    ..To determine how fetal pulse oximetry behaves in various cardiotocographic (CTG) tracings and correlates with neonatal outcome...
  26. ncbi Beat-to-beat detection of fetal heart rate: Doppler ultrasound cardiotocography compared to direct ECG cardiotocography in time and frequency domain
    Chris H L Peters
    Department of Medical Physics, Maxima Medical Centre, Veldhoven, The Netherlands
    Physiol Meas 25:585-93. 2004
    ..991 (p < 0.001)). Based on these findings, it can be concluded that the developed algorithm provides a valuable tool for obtaining power spectral information on the fetal heart rate in stages of pregnancy earlier than labor...
  27. ncbi The application of empirical mode decomposition for the enhancement of cardiotocograph signals
    B N Krupa
    Department of Electrical Electronic and Systems Engineering, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
    Physiol Meas 30:729-43. 2009
    ..Three obstetricians evaluated all 12 sets of traces and rated the proposed method, on average, 3.8 out of 5 on a scale of 1(lowest) to 5 (highest)...
  28. ncbi Neural networks for recognizing patterns in cardiotocograms
    C Ulbricht
    Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna
    Artif Intell Med 12:271-84. 1998
    ..In a comparative study, their performance was evaluated against that of conventional methods. The neural networks turned out to provide significantly better results than the tested conventional methods...
  29. ncbi Prevention of birth asphyxia: responding appropriately to cardiotocograph (CTG) traces
    Edwin Chandraharan
    St George s Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 21:609-24. 2007
    ..Considering the wider clinical picture in interpreting the CTG, and taking timely and appropriate action based on the findings, may help prevent birth asphyxia...
  30. ncbi Antenatal fetal surveillance
    Peter Malcus
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Lund, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 16:123-8. 2004
    ..However, high-risk patients benefit from antenatal fetal surveillance, especially women with pregnancy problems associated with intrauterine growth restriction...
  31. ncbi Comparison of a computer system evaluation of intrapartum cardiotocographic events and a consensus of clinicians
    Maria Antónia Costa
    Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Biomédica INEB, Porto, Portugal
    J Perinat Med 38:191-5. 2010
    To compare between computer analysis of intrapartum cardiotocography (CTG) features by the Omniview-SisPorto 3.5 and a consensus of clinicians.
  32. ncbi Limitations of ST analysis in clinical practice: three cases of intrapartum metabolic acidosis
    M E M H Westerhuis
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Wilhelmina Children s Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BJOG 114:1194-201. 2007
    To examine detailed intrapartum events in cases of neonatal metabolic acidosis despite monitoring using STAN (cardiotocography [CTG] plus ST waveform analysis of fetal electrocardiogram [ECG]).
  33. ncbi Alterations in Doppler velocimetry indices of the umbilical artery during fetal hypoxia in labor, in relation to cardiotocography and fetal pulse oximetry findings
    Charalambos Siristatidis
    Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aretaieion Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, 17 Didimotichou Street, Thrakomakedones, 13676 Athens, Greece
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 272:191-6. 2005
    The aim was to investigate fetal peripheral blood flow using external cardiotocography (CTG), Doppler velocimetry, and pulse oximetry (PO) in normal labor compared with those complicated by hypoxia.
  34. ncbi Review of the first 1502 cases of ECG-ST waveform analysis during labour in a teaching hospital
    V Doria
    Clinical Developmental Sciences, Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George s University of London, London, UK
    BJOG 114:1202-7. 2007
    ..To assess the impact of introduction of the STAN monitoring system...
  35. ncbi Cardiotocography as a predictor of fetal outcome in women presenting with reduced fetal movement
    Niamh Daly
    National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 159:57-61. 2011
    ..of women presenting with reduced fetal movement (RFM) during the third trimester, specifically in relation to the diagnostic capacity of non-stress cardiotocography (CTG) used as the primary investigation in this clinical scenario.
  36. pmc Fetal electrocardiogram: ST waveform analysis in intrapartum surveillance
    I Amer-Wahlin
    Section of Obstetrics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    BJOG 114:1191-3. 2007
    ..The purpose of this commentary is to assist in the proper use of fetal ECG in combination with cardiotocography (CTG) during labour...
  37. ncbi Dynamic free-hand three-dimensional fetal echocardiography gated by cardiotocography
    U Herberg
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 22:493-502. 2003
    To evaluate the clinical feasibility of conventional cardiotocography (CTG) as a cardiac cycle triggering signal for three-dimensional (3D) fetal echocardiography.
  38. ncbi A comparison of intrapartum automated fetal electrocardiography and conventional cardiotocography-assessment of outcome
    I Amer-Wahlin
    BJOG 113:1339-40; author reply 1340. 2006
  39. pmc The long-term cost-effectiveness of fetal monitoring during labour: a comparison of cardiotocography complemented with ST analysis versus cardiotocography alone
    E Heintz
    Center for Medical Technology Assessment CMT, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    BJOG 115:1676-87. 2008
    To assess the cost-effectiveness of the use of cardiotocography (CTG) complemented with fetal electrocardiography and ST analysis compared with the use of CTG alone in term deliveries when a decision has been made to use fetal monitoring ..
  40. ncbi Admission cardiotocography: a randomised controlled trial
    Lawrence Impey
    Oxford Feto Maternal Medicine Unit, Women s Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK
    Lancet 361:465-70. 2003
    Admission cardiotocography is widely used to identify pregnancies that might benefit from continuous electronic fetal monitoring in labour...
  41. ncbi Intrapartum cardiotocography -- the dilemma of interpretational variation
    Outi Palomäki
    Department of Obstetrics, Tampere University Hospital, Finland
    J Perinat Med 34:298-302. 2006
    ..To evaluate and compare interobserver variation in interpretation of intrapartum cardiotocograms...
  42. ncbi Four years' experience with antepartum cardiotocography using telemedicine
    Andrea Di Lieto
    Department of Obstetrical Gynaecological and Urological Science and Reproductive Medicine, Prenatal Care Unit, University Federico II of Naples, Italy
    J Telemed Telecare 12:228-33. 2006
    ..A total of 1098 questionnaires were answered by the patients. Their answers showed a moderate level of satisfaction. Telecardiotocography allowed the decentralization of prenatal surveillance...
  43. ncbi Fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) for fetal monitoring during labour
    J P Neilson
    University of Liverpool, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, First Floor, Liverpool Women s NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, UK L8 7SS
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD000116. 2006
    ....
  44. ncbi Fetal electrocardiography in labor and neonatal outcome: data from the Swedish randomized controlled trial on intrapartum fetal monitoring
    Håkan Norén
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perinatal Center, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:183-92. 2003
    b>Cardiotocography plus automatic ST analysis of the fetal electrocardiography has been shown recently to reduce both the operative delivery rate for fetal distress and the cord artery metabolic acidosis rate...
  45. ncbi ST analysis of the fetal electrocardiogram during labor: Nordic observational multicenter study
    I Amer-Wahlin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 12:260-6. 2002
    To assess the diagnostic power of cardiotocography (CTG) plus the ST interval of the electrocardiogram (ECG) clinical guidelines with combined fetal heart rate and ST waveform analysis of the fetal ECG recorded during labor, to identify ..
  46. ncbi ST analysis
    I Ingemarsson
    BJOG 114:1445. 2007
  47. ncbi Fetal scalp pH and ST analysis of the fetal ECG as an adjunct to CTG. A multi-center, observational study
    Andreas K Luttkus
    Department of Obstetrics, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Germany
    J Perinat Med 32:486-94. 2004
    ..To evaluate the relationships between scalp-pH and CTG plus ST waveform analysis of the fetal ECG (STAN) clinical guidelines as indicators of intrapartum hypoxia in term fetuses born with cord artery acidemia...
  48. ncbi Implementation of new medical techniques: experience from the Swedish randomized controlled trial on fetal ECG during labor
    I Amer-Wahlin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 18:93-100. 2005
    ..on intra partum fetal monitoring with automatic analysis of fetal ECG waveform (STAN) in combination with cardiotocography (CTG) (4966 parturients, 300 obstetricians and midwives managing the patients), interim analysis revealed ..
  49. ncbi [Influence of antenatal administration of corticoids on heart activity--case report]
    M Verner
    Ustav pro péci o matku a díte, Praha
    Ceska Gynekol 69:126-32. 2004
    ..to draw attention to possible influencing of cardiotocographic recording of antenatal administration of corticoids, on the use of Doppler ultrasonographic parameters in the diagnostics of hypoxia-endangered fetus...
  50. ncbi The reliability of fetal pulse oximetry: the effect of fetal oxygen saturation below 30% on perinatal outcome
    István Kis Csitári
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Szent Lázár County Hospital, Salgótarján, Hungary
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 136:160-4. 2008
    ..The objective of this prospective study was to determine the reliability of fetal pulse oximetry (FPO) in cases of abnormal fetal heart rate (FHR) pattern and fetal oxygen saturation (FSpO(2)) below 30%...
  51. ncbi Monitoring the preterm fetus during labor
    Kathleen Rice Simpson
    St John s Mercy Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 29:380-8; quiz 389-90. 2004
    ..The condition of the fetus during labor and birth has a significant impact on the likelihood of survival and the odds of developing serious complications of prematurity...
  52. ncbi Fetal development: voice processing in normotensive and hypertensive pregnancies
    C T Lee
    University of Toronto School of Nursing, Toronto, Canada
    Biol Res Nurs 8:272-82. 2007
    ....
  53. ncbi [Comparison of fetal ECG recordings using STAN S21 analyser and external ECG of newborns, in relation to enzymatic ischaemic markers and acid-base parameters in umbilical blood]
    Maciej Zikitek
    Klinika Patologii Ciazy i Porodu, PAM
    Ginekol Pol 75:825-30. 2004
    ..Neonatal hypoxia is often responsible for myocardial ischaemia. To evaluate cardiac involvement in neonates, fetal and neonatal ECG recordings have been performed and parameters indicating heart dysfunction have been analysed...
  54. ncbi Cardiotocographic abnormalities associated with dinoprostone and misoprostol cervical ripening
    Patrick S Ramsey
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Center for Research in Women s Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35333 7333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:85-90. 2005
    ..To characterize the frequency and timing of cardiotocographic abnormalities associated with the use of 3 commercially available prostaglandin analogues, misoprostol, dinoprostone gel, and dinoprostone pessary, as labor preinduction agents...
  55. ncbi [Clinical analysis of continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring for preterm small for gestational age during labor]
    Xiao Hui Guo
    Department of Obstetrics, Second Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Shenzhen 518020, China
    Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi 40:106-8. 2005
    ..To investigate the clinical value of continuous electronic fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring for preterm small for gestational age (PSGA) during labor...
  56. ncbi The use of intrapartum electronic fetal heart rate monitoring: a national survey
    D Devane
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
    Ir Med J 100:360-2. 2007
    ..The admission CTG was used by 21 of the 22 units despite evidence of no benefit. The absence of FBS in the majority of units surveyed and the low rate of umbilical cord blood sampling is of concern...
  57. ncbi Intrapartum repetitive maternal heart rate deceleration pattern simulating nonreassuring fetal status
    David M Sherer
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11203, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:165-7. 2005
    ....
  58. ncbi [Prevention of intrapartum fetal hypoxia by using electrocardiography]
    Wojciech Kazmierczak
    Z Katedry i Kliniki Perinatologii i Ginekologii w Zabrzu Slaskiej Akademii Medycznej w Katowicach
    Wiad Lek 57:139-43. 2004
    ..One of these methods is fetus electrocardiography...
  59. ncbi [ST analysis of fetal ECG in premature deliveries during 30th-36th week of pregnancy]
    P Janku
    Gynekologicko porodnick6 klinika MU a FN, Brno
    Ceska Gynekol 71:163-8. 2006
    ..To compare the results of a group of premature deliveries monitored by ST analysis with a control group of premature deliveries monitored by means of cardiotocography (CTG) and intrapartum fetal pulse oxymetry (IFPO).
  60. ncbi Fetal pulse oximetry and wavelet analysis of the fetal heart rate in the evaluation of abnormal cardiotocography tracings
    Emmanuel Salamalekis
    Maternity Unit of the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieion Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 32:135-9. 2006
    ..of wavelet analysis of the fetal pulse oximetry tracings (FSPO2) and fetal heart rate (FHR) variability to cardiotocography (CTG), for intrapartum fetal monitoring, provides useful information on the fetal response to hypoxia...
  61. ncbi [Use of CTG during pregnancy and childbirth]
    K T Schneider
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Perinatale Medizin, AG für maternofetale Medizin, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe
    Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol 210:38-49. 2006
  62. ncbi Massive feto-maternal hemorrhage: diagnosis by cardiotocography, Doppler ultrasonography and ST waveform analysis of fetal electrocardiography
    Peter Malcus
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    Fetal Diagn Ther 21:8-12. 2006
    ..The diagnosis of a massive feto-maternal hemorrhage was confirmed by an extremely high fraction of erythrocytes containing fetal hemoglobin in maternal blood and, after delivery, by placental histology...
  63. ncbi The combination of computerized cardiotocography and amniotic fluid index for the prediction of neonatal acidemia at birth: a modified biophysical profile
    J J Piazze
    2nd Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Med 10:323-7. 2001
    OBJECTIVE: To study the combination of computerized cardiotocography (cCTG) and the amniotic fluid index (AFI) in the prediction of neonatal acidemia at birth...
  64. ncbi The computerized fetal heart rate analysis in post-term pregnancy identifies patients at risk for fetal distress in labour
    Herbert Valensise
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 125:185-92. 2006
    ..To ascertain the diagnostic ability of a computerized fetal heart rate (FHR) analysis system in the identification of patients at risk of fetal distress in labour...
  65. ncbi Intrapartum electronic fetal heart rate monitoring and the prevention of perinatal brain injury
    Ernest M Graham
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 1228, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:656-66. 2006
    ..Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring (EFM) is the most widely used method of intrapartum surveillance, and our objective is to review its ability to prevent perinatal brain injury and death...
  66. ncbi Non-invasive intrapartum fetal ECG: preliminary report
    Myles J O Taylor
    Queen Charlotte s and Chelsea Hospital and Division of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, UK
    BJOG 112:1016-21. 2005
    ..To obtain fetal heart rate, detailed fetal electrocardiography (fECG) signals and uterine contractions during labour using a single device...
  67. ncbi Impact of the fetal pulse oximetry on the obstetrical decision in the theoretical setting
    Catherine Houba
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Free Universities of Brussels ULB VUB, CHU St Pierre Rue Haute 290, Brussels 1000 Belgium
    Int J Fertil Womens Med 51:155-9. 2006
    ..to assess whether fetal oxymetry reduces the intervention rate in a "theoretical setting"...
  68. ncbi [Comparison between computerized cardiotocography analysis in triplet and singleton pregnancies]
    Michał Skoczylas
    Klinika Perinatologii I Katedry Ginekologii i Połoznictwa Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi, Wileńska
    Ginekol Pol 77:777-82. 2006
    Triplet pregnancies have higher perinatal morbidity and mortality rates than singleton pregnancies. In modern perinatology computer cardiotocography is one of the best methods of fetus state assessment.
  69. ncbi Fetal magnetocardiography: time intervals and heart rate variability
    P van Leeuwen
    Dept Biomagnetism, Research and Development Center for Microtherapy EFMT, Germany
    Neurol Clin Neurophysiol 2004:46. 2004
    ..Nonetheless, it may be expected that both fetal HRV and CTI will supplement standard fetal surveillance techniques in the near future...
  70. ncbi Visual analysis of antepartum fetal heart rate tracings: inter- and intra-observer agreement and impact of knowledge of neonatal outcome
    Francesc Figueras
    Department of Obstetrics, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Perinat Med 33:241-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate the inter- and intra-observer agreement of visual analysis of fetal heart rate tracing and to evaluate the bias introduced by knowledge of perinatal outcome in this interpretation...
  71. ncbi Maternal cardiac autonomic function and fetal heart rate in preeclamptic compared to normotensive pregnancies
    M L Swansburg
    School of Nursing, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Queen s University and Kingston General Hospital, ON
    Can J Cardiovasc Nurs 15:42-52. 2005
    ..g., obesity, increased cholesterol) in the offspring. Although atypical maternal cardiac autonomic function has been reported in preeclampsia, to date, its effects on fetal cardiac function have not been determined...
  72. ncbi Determining the fetal scalp lactate level that indicates the need for intervention in labour
    Rod M Allen
    Mater Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 44:549-52. 2004
    ..Fetal scalp lactate testing has been shown to be as useful as pH with added benefits. One remaining question is 'What level of lactate should trigger intervention in the first stage of labour?'..
  73. ncbi Prediction of neonatal state by computer analysis of fetal heart rate tracings: the antepartum arm of the SisPorto multicentre validation study
    Diogo Ayres-de-Campos
    Departamento de Ginecologia e Obstetricia, Faculdade Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Alameda Hernani Monteiro, 4200 319 Porto, Portugal
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 118:52-60. 2005
    ..To evaluate the capacity of computer analysis of antepartum cardiotocographs performed by SisPorto 2.0 in predicting neonatal outcome...
  74. ncbi Spontaneous fetal heart rate deceleration: an ominous sign for fetal outcome
    Jesse Chuang
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, No 95 Wen Chang Road, Shih Lin District, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 269:254-8. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to establish the prognostic import of spontaneous fetal heart-rate deceleration, a sign of fetal distress...
  75. ncbi Feasibility of simultaneous application of fetal electrocardiography and fetal pulse oximetry
    Andreas K Luttkus
    Clinic of Obstetrics, Charite, Campus Virchow Klinikum, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:443-8. 2003
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of a simultaneous application of pulse oximetry and fetal electrocardiography and to estimate any agreement between both methods indicating fetal compromise...
  76. ncbi [Cardiotocography in pregnancies with absent or reversed end-diastolic velocity in the umbilical arteries: analisys of perinatal outcome]
    Roseli Mieko Yamamoto Nomura
    Setor de Vitalidade Fetal, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
    Rev Assoc Med Bras 49:79-85. 2003
    To study the correlation between cardiotocography parameters and perinatal outcome in pregnancies with absent or reversed end-diastolic velocity (AERDV) in the umbilical arteries.
  77. ncbi Original report. Fetal cardiographic monitoring during 1.5-T MR imaging
    Sven C A Michel
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Ramistr 100, Zurich, Switzerland
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 180:1159-64. 2003
    The aim of this report was to determine the feasibility of fetal cardiotocography during MR imaging and the safety of 1.5-T MR imaging on the basis of fetal heart activity and fetal movements.
  78. ncbi Timing of neonatal seizures and intrapartum obstetrical factors
    Mark S Scher
    Rainbow Babies and Children s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 6090, USA
    J Child Neurol 23:640-3. 2008
    ..Factors other than intrapartum events more likely contribute to the encephalopathic repertoire of the newborn, including seizures...
  79. ncbi The relationship of fetal eye movements to non-stress test results
    T Becker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 12:338-41. 2002
    ..This study was designed to correlate ultrasound-observed fetal eye movements with fetal heart rate reactivity to determine its potential role in fetuses with persistent non-reactivity...
  80. ncbi Intrapartum fetal ECG and diabetes
    Branka M Yli
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rikshospitalet Radiumhospitalet, University of Oslo, Norway
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 21:231-8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and types of ST-segment changes of the fetal electrocardiogram (FECG) during labour in term fetuses born to mothers with diabetes mellitus (DM) or gestational diabetes...
  81. ncbi [Avoiding common mistakes in FHR monitoring. (Part I)]
    Wiesław Markwitz
    Katedra i Klinika Perinatologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego im Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu, Poznan
    Ginekol Pol 79:66-8. 2008
  82. pmc Fetal heart rate monitoring patterns in women with amniotic fluid proteomic profiles indicative of inflammation
    Catalin S Buhimschi
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Perinatol 25:359-72. 2008
    ..An abnormal FHR-MP can thus raise the level of awareness that a fetus with EONS may be born, but it is not a useful clinical indicator of the need for antibiotic treatment of the neonate...
  83. ncbi Computerized analysis of fetal heart rate variability using the matching pursuit technique as an indicator of fetal hypoxia during labor
    E Salamalekis
    2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aretaieion Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 19:165-9. 2006
    ..To determine whether the computerized analysis of fetal heart rate variability with the new matching pursuit technique can indicate fetal distress during labor...
  84. ncbi [Avoiding common mistakes in FHR monitoring. (Part III)]
    Wiesław Markwitz
    Katedra i Klinika Perinatologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego im Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu
    Ginekol Pol 79:218-20. 2008
  85. ncbi [Analysis of selected parameters of maternal and fetal status during stimulation of fetal lung maturation]
    W Markwitz
    Kliniki Perinatologii i Ginekologii, Katedry Perinatologii i Ginekologii Akademii Medycznej w Poznaniu
    Ginekol Pol 72:191-200. 2001
    ..One specified occurrence of incidental symptoms in road drove of therapy. Pregnant women in road of treatment glicocorticoids have also observed a temporary weakness of feeling of fetal movements...
  86. ncbi [Avoiding common mistakes in FHR monitoring. (Part I). Too short monitoring]
    Wiesław Markwitz
    Klinika Perinatologii i Ginekologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego im Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu
    Ginekol Pol 79:305-7. 2008
  87. ncbi 24 hour-CTG monitoring: comparison of normal pregnancies and pregnancies with placenta insufficiency
    M Kuhnert
    Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology, University Hospital Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    J Perinat Med 29:42-54. 2001
    ..The goal of this study was, if a continuous 24 hour-CTG will allow an earlier detection of beginning hypoxia in case of placental insufficiency compared to a routine CTG of 30 minutes...
  88. doi Computerized FHR traces in post-term pregnancies
    Juan J Piazze
    J Perinat Med 36:182-3. 2008
  89. ncbi [Intrapartum oxygen saturation in fetus with symptoms of distress shown during fetal cardiotocograph monitoring]
    A Nikolov
    Akush Ginekol (Sofiia) 43:3-10. 2004
    ..Simultaneously FHR is monitored by means of cardiotocography. Fetal well-being is verified by pH u blood gas analysis from fetal scalp while the newborn well-being is ..
  90. ncbi Computerized cardiotocography parameters in pregnant women affected by pregestational diabetes mellitus
    Angelo Ruozi-Berretta
    Institute of Gynecology, Perinatology and Child Health, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Perinat Med 32:426-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate whether computerized CTG (cCTG) is a reliable method of predicting neonatal outcome in pregnancies complicated by pregestational diabetes at term...
  91. ncbi Fetal scalp pH and ST analysis of the fetal ECG as an adjunct to cardiotocography to predict fetal acidosis in labor--a multi-center, case controlled study
    Håkan Norén
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perinatal Center, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Perinat Med 35:408-14. 2007
    To assess the relationship between scalp pH (FBS) and ST analysis in situations of acidosis with special emphasis on the timing of cardiotocography (CTG), FBS and ST changes during labor.
  92. ncbi Robust estimation of fetal heart rate variability using Doppler ultrasound
    Kumari L Fernando
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah, 50 S Central Campus Dr, Room 3280 MEB, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 50:950-7. 2003
    ..This paper includes the results of analyzing synthetic and real Doppler ultrasound data that demonstrates the usefulness of the new measure in HRV analysis...
  93. ncbi Quality of intrapartum cardiotocography in twin deliveries
    P C A M Bakker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:2114-9. 2004
    ....
  94. ncbi Obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy and fetal outcome
    Figen Kir Sahin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Afyonkarahisar Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 100:141-6. 2008
    ..To simultaneously investigate the polysomnography (PSG) and nonstress test (NST) records of pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to observe NST changes during maternal desaturation and determine maternal and fetal outcomes...
  95. ncbi [Usefulness of the examination of fetal blood oxygen saturation (FSpO2) and fetal heart rate (FHR) as a prognostic factor of the newborn outcome]
    Michał Skoczylas
    Kliniki Perinatologii Instytutu Ginekologii i Połoznictwa Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi
    Ginekol Pol 74:1284-9. 2003
    b>Cardiotocography has become the standard for fetal monitoring in labor. False-positive findings during electronic fetal heart rate monitoring may were not associated with neonatal acidemia...
  96. ncbi Severe newborn encephalopathy unrelated to intrapartum hypoxic events: 3 case reports
    T C Tan
    Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women s and Children s Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 32:653-7. 2003
    ..Newborn encephalopathy is an important clinical problem associated with considerable morbidity and mortality and is pertinent in the assignment of blame in obstetrics litigation...
  97. ncbi A randomised controlled trial of admission electronic fetal monitoring in normal labour
    Helen Cheyne
    Nursing Research Initiative for Scotland, Nursing and Midwifery Building, University of Stirling, UK
    Midwifery 19:221-9. 2003
    ..To test the hypothesis that the use of admission Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) for healthy pregnant women in spontaneous labour would result in an increase in continuous EFM when compared to women who have had no admission EFM...
  98. ncbi Falsely reassuring short-term variation associated with severe fetal acidemia in a near-term pregnancy
    J J Piazze
    Department of Gynecology, Perinatology and Child Health, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 87:242-4. 2004
  99. ncbi Intrathecal sufentanil and fetal heart rate abnormalities: a double-blind, double placebo-controlled trial comparing two forms of combined spinal epidural analgesia with epidural analgesia in labor
    M van de Velde
    Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Herestraat, Belgium
    Anesth Analg 98:1153-9, table of contents. 2004
    ..125%, 1.25 microg/mL of epinephrine, and 0.75 microg/mL of sufentanil (bolus, 4 mL; lockout, 15 min). Cardiotocography was monitored continuously 15 min before analgesia and for 60 min after the start of analgesia...
  100. ncbi [Longitudinal analysis of arterial Doppler parameters in growth retarded fetuses]
    Zeljko Mikovic
    Ob Gyn Clinic Narodni Front, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade
    Srp Arh Celok Lek 131:21-5. 2003
    ....
  101. ncbi Food-induced acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis in a pregnant woman
    Sonya Valkova
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital, Pleven, Bulgaria
    Skinmed 5:199-201. 2006
    ..As a result, her fever disappeared and her erythema faded. Frequent obstetric examination and cardiotocography were normal and showed no evidence of placental insufficiency...

Research Grants4

  1. Doppler characterization of embryonic mouse circulation
    Colin Phoon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. HEART RATE DURING TRANSITION TO EXTRAUTERINE LIFE
    M Verklan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..It is anticipated that the use of this advanced technology will strengthen clinical practice due to an enhanced ability to better evaluate neurophysiologic indicators of stability of both the healthy and compromised fetus and neonate. ..
  3. Temporal-Spatial Biomagnetic Fields of the Fetus
    Curtis Lowery; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In the future, the device, analysis tools, and datasets should be accessible to outside researchers for their own studies and collaborating efforts, by means of secure and fast Internet access. ..
  4. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..