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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2018, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part B

Electronic fetal monitoring at onset of labor to predict obstetric and neonatal outcome
Author(s): Lakshmikantha G and Sangeetha C
Abstract: Objective: to determine that electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) can be used as a screening test to predict obstetric and neonatal outcome.
Methods: It’s a prospective study conducted on 400 pregnant women at onset of labor by electronic fetal monitoring to assess obstetric and neonatal outcome.
Results: Incidence of normal traces was 69%, suspicious 24% and pathological traces was 7%. Out of 400 cases 318(80%) had vaginal delivery, 56(14%) had LSCS and 26(6%) had instrumental delivery. There was increased incidence of operative delivery and NICU admissions in suspicious and pathological tracings. This study has 76% sensitivity, 77% specificity, 96% positive predictive value and 33% negative predictive value for a normal test.
Conclusion: Electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) at the onset of labor is an effective predictive technique to predict fetal outcome and plan an early intervention to prevent adverse perinatal outcome.
Pages: 78-80 | 551 Views | 190 Downloads
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How to cite this article:
Lakshmikantha G and Sangeetha C. Electronic fetal monitoring at onset of labor to predict obstetric and neonatal outcome. International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2018; 2(5): 78-80.
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology