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Intervention Protocol

Intrapartum fetal scalp lactate sampling for fetal assessment in the presence of a non-reassuring fetal heart rate trace

  1. Christine E East1,*,
  2. Leo R Leader2,
  3. Paul B Colditz3,
  4. Naomi E Henshall4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 18 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006174


How to Cite

East CE, Leader LR, Colditz PB, Henshall NE. Intrapartum fetal scalp lactate sampling for fetal assessment in the presence of a non-reassuring fetal heart rate trace (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006174. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006174.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Melbourne, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Randwick, Sydney, Australia

  3. 3

    The University of Queensland, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Perinatal Research Centre, Herston, Queensland, Australia

  4. 4

    Royal Hospital for Women, Delivery Suite, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

*Christine E East, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Royal Women's Hospital, Crn of Grattan St and Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia. eastc@unimelb.edu.au. c.east@uq.edu.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 18 OCT 2006

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate the effectiveness and risks of fetal scalp lactate sampling in the assessment of fetal wellbeing during labour, compared with no testing or alternative additional testing (pH, fetal pulse oximetry, etc) for women exhibiting a non-reassuring cardiotocograph trace.

A secondary objective of the review is to determine whether effectiveness and risks of intrapartum fetal scalp lactate sampling is influenced by the following:

  • stage of labour;
  • gestation less than 37 completed weeks, greater than or equal to 37 completed weeks;
  • additional tests performed to confirm the presence or absence of fetal acidemia during labour.