Apgar score

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an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant

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An Apgar score below 7 occurred in 5% of cases of moderate and 16% of severe AS.
The overall incidence of encephalopathy in infants with Apgar scores <7 and base deficit >12 mmol/L was 8.
These include a low Apgar score at 5 and 10 minutes after birth; high acid level (called acidemia) in the umbilical artery; major organ failure; and an MRI scan showing a particular pattern of cerebral injury, according to the new report.
The following information was documented on the questionnaire form: envelope number, age, gravidity, parity, maternal weight, blood pressure and pulse before and 1 hour after the propranolol or placebo was given, quantity of oxytocin given before and after randomization, time and method of pain relief, time and method of delivery, Apgar score, fetal weight, indication for caesarean section, and any complications experienced.
They found a link between an Apgar score of below seven and lower intelligence in later life.
A comparison of the Apgar scores of neonates born vaginally to women receiving no analgesia (control group) with scores of those women using remifentanil PCA found no significant difference (Table 3).
Tristan had an Apgar score of 6 at one minute and a score of 8 at Five minutes.
Upon delivery, the infant cried spontaneously, had normal Apgar scores, and had normal cord blood gases.
The CNM outcomes comparable to other providers include rates of low Apgar scores, low birth weight, labor augmentation, and labor induction.
Dysmorphic features, low APGAR scores at one minute, sepsis, meningitis, cerebral bleeding and cerebral infarction are associated with sensorineural hearing loss in infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, a Dutch study has found.
Prenatal hypnosis preparation resulted in significantly less use of sedatives, analgesia, and regional anesthesia during labor and in higher 1-minute neonatal Apgar scores.
A prospective cohort of 110 pregnant women in Netherlands (12) found no relationship between low Apgar scores and NICU transfer with maternal serum carboxyhemoglobin and thiocyanate levels.
5 (0-7) First 3 Apgar scores, ([double dagger]) median (range) 18.
Labour duration and Apgar scores were also recorded.