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Fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) for fetal monitoring during labour

  1. James P Neilson*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000116.pub4


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Neilson JP. Fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) for fetal monitoring during labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD000116. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000116.pub4.

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  1. The University of Liverpool, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK

*James P Neilson, Department of Women's and Children's Health, The University of Liverpool, First Floor, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS, UK. jneilson@liverpool.ac.uk.

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  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

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[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Fetal ECG plus CTG versus CTG alone, Outcome 1 Caesarean section.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Fetal ECG plus CTG versus CTG alone, Outcome 2 Cord pH < 7.05 + base deficit > 12 mmol/L.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Fetal ECG plus CTG versus CTG alone, Outcome 3 Neonatal encephalopathy.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Fetal ECG plus CTG versus CTG alone, Outcome 4 Fetal blood sampling.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Fetal ECG plus CTG versus CTG alone, Outcome 5 Operative vaginal delivery.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Fetal ECG plus CTG versus CTG alone, Outcome 6 Apgar score < 7 at 5 minutes.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Fetal ECG plus CTG versus CTG alone, Outcome 7 Neonatal intubation.
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Fetal ECG plus CTG versus CTG alone, Outcome 8 Admission neonatal special care unit.
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 Fetal ECG plus CTG versus CTG alone, Outcome 9 Perinatal death.