PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION: To evaluate the correlation between fetal movement revealed in cardiotocography and fetal-neonatal well-being as well as to assess the value of cardiotocography in our clinical practice. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 3,805 pregnancies followed at Parma General Hospital. Exclusion criteria were cesarean section, preterm delivery, and stillbirth. We analyzed the predictive power of actography during the dilating and expulsive phases of labor by establishing a correlation between number of fetal movements and our neonatal indexes of well being, i.e., cardiotocographic score, Apgar index and neonatal pH value. Statistical tests used were Fisher's test, chi-square test (X2), Pearson correlation and Spearman Rho; p value was considered significant if it was less than 0.05. RESULTS: We considered 2,389 vaginal deliveries. Analyzing the correlation between fetal movement and cardiotocographic score in the two different phases of labor, the comparison among subpopulations identified by different cardiotocograph scores revealed no statistical difference. CONCLUSION: Cardiotocography is reconfirmed as a good instrument to evaluate neonatal outcome, while actigraphy cannot be used alone to define fetal well-being, mainly due to the inability to standardize assessment of the actographic study.

Correlation between fetal movement revealed in actography and fetal-neonatal well-being: observational study on 3,805 pregnancies followed in a Northern Italy tertiary care hospital / Patrelli, Ts; D'Addetta, F; Gizzo, S; Franchi, Laura; Di Gangi, S; Sianesi, N; Peri, Francesca; Pedrazzi, Giuseppe; Berretta, Roberto; Piantelli, Giovanni; Lukanovic, A; Nardelli, Gb; Modena, Ab. - In: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY. - ISSN 0390-6663. - 38:4(2011), pp. 382-385.

Correlation between fetal movement revealed in actography and fetal-neonatal well-being: observational study on 3,805 pregnancies followed in a Northern Italy tertiary care hospital.

FRANCHI, Laura;PERI, Francesca;PEDRAZZI, Giuseppe;BERRETTA, Roberto;PIANTELLI, Giovanni;Modena AB
2011-01-01

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PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION: To evaluate the correlation between fetal movement revealed in cardiotocography and fetal-neonatal well-being as well as to assess the value of cardiotocography in our clinical practice. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 3,805 pregnancies followed at Parma General Hospital. Exclusion criteria were cesarean section, preterm delivery, and stillbirth. We analyzed the predictive power of actography during the dilating and expulsive phases of labor by establishing a correlation between number of fetal movements and our neonatal indexes of well being, i.e., cardiotocographic score, Apgar index and neonatal pH value. Statistical tests used were Fisher's test, chi-square test (X2), Pearson correlation and Spearman Rho; p value was considered significant if it was less than 0.05. RESULTS: We considered 2,389 vaginal deliveries. Analyzing the correlation between fetal movement and cardiotocographic score in the two different phases of labor, the comparison among subpopulations identified by different cardiotocograph scores revealed no statistical difference. CONCLUSION: Cardiotocography is reconfirmed as a good instrument to evaluate neonatal outcome, while actigraphy cannot be used alone to define fetal well-being, mainly due to the inability to standardize assessment of the actographic study.
Correlation between fetal movement revealed in actography and fetal-neonatal well-being: observational study on 3,805 pregnancies followed in a Northern Italy tertiary care hospital / Patrelli, Ts; D'Addetta, F; Gizzo, S; Franchi, Laura; Di Gangi, S; Sianesi, N; Peri, Francesca; Pedrazzi, Giuseppe; Berretta, Roberto; Piantelli, Giovanni; Lukanovic, A; Nardelli, Gb; Modena, Ab. - In: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY. - ISSN 0390-6663. - 38:4(2011), pp. 382-385.
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