After taking informed consent from parents, the neonates were examined for meconium
staining, tachypnea and cyanosis.
aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a serious and potentially preventable condition occurring usually in term and post-term babies.
It admitted there was a failure about meconium
in its guidance notes for midwives and a lack of supervision by the more senior midwife for the newly qualified colleague.
It is considered to have an association with increased risk of adverse perinatal outcome, high caesarean section and instrumental delivery rates possibly due to fetal distress, and meconium
staining of liquor9.
About 12% of patients showed thin meconium
and 16% of patients demonstrated thick meconium
compared with 10% thin meconium
in dinoprostone group and 18% thin meconium
in Foley's catheter group [Table 7].
Unlike FAEE, meconium
EtG is primarily of maternal origin, as EtG readily crosses the placenta and fetal glucuronidation capacity is limited (23, 24).
peritonitis: prenatal sonographic findings and their clinical significance.
KEY WORDS: Persistent pulmonary hypertension, Birth asphyxia, Meconium
1] In utero bowel perforation can be caused by thickened meconium
associated with cystic fibrosis, bowel atresia, volvulus or vascular compromise.
Published in Daily Mail , the study says the most common breathing condition reported in such babies is the meconium
Those conditions included being on a ventilator for more than 30 minutes or experiencing meconium
aspiration, which occurs when a newborn breathes in a mixture of meconium
- or early feces - and amniotic fluid around the time of delivery.
Objective: To determine the foetal outcome and mode of delivery in patients with meconium
stained liquor during labour.
excluded neonates with one cause of pulmonary hypertension in the newborn, meconium
aspiration, bur did not do so with other known causes.
Trimega's technology tests meconium
, the first stool sample of a newborn, thus detecting early signs of the syndrome.
Most common presenting complaints were abdominal distension, constipation, vomiting and delayed passage of meconium
in all the groups.