Objective.To provide recent figures on the occurrence of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (NHIE) from a Teaching Hospital. Study Design.A retrospective casecontrol study was conducted in a tertiary level university hospital with more than 3000 deliveries annually. Twenty-four cases of NHIE that occurred in apparently low-risk pregnancies were analysed and compared to a group of controls for the most common labor variables. Odds ratios (OR) and 95 confidence intervals (CI) were calculated. Results.Of 15,371 apparently low-risk deliveries, 24 cases of NHIE were observed (0.16), with perinatal death or cerebral palsy occurring in nine of these cases (0.06). The following intra-partum variables were significantly more common in cases than in controls: stained amniotic fluid (OR: 7.50; 95 CI:1.7731.79), maternal fever (none in the control group), abnormal CTG (OR: 253.0; 95 CI: 26.702397), persistent occiput posterior (OR: 15.67; 95 CI: 2.25104.53) and operative delivery (OR: 3.98; 95 CI: 1.3911.33). Conclusion.The incidence of NHIE is considerably low in a Tertiary care Centre.

Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in apparently low risk pregnancies: retrospective analysis of the last five years at the University of Bologna / Ghi, Tullio; Giunchi, Susanna; Pilu, Gianluigi; Youssef, Aly; Morselli Labate, Antonio Maria; Arcangeli, Tiziana; Meriggiola, Maria Cristina; Pelusi, Carla; Ancora, Gina; Cocchi, Guido; Faldella, Giacomo; Pelusi, Giuseppe. - In: THE JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1476-7058. - 23:6(2010), pp. 516-21-521. [10.3109/14767050903186293]

Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in apparently low risk pregnancies: retrospective analysis of the last five years at the University of Bologna

GHI, Tullio;
2010

Abstract

Objective.To provide recent figures on the occurrence of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (NHIE) from a Teaching Hospital. Study Design.A retrospective casecontrol study was conducted in a tertiary level university hospital with more than 3000 deliveries annually. Twenty-four cases of NHIE that occurred in apparently low-risk pregnancies were analysed and compared to a group of controls for the most common labor variables. Odds ratios (OR) and 95 confidence intervals (CI) were calculated. Results.Of 15,371 apparently low-risk deliveries, 24 cases of NHIE were observed (0.16), with perinatal death or cerebral palsy occurring in nine of these cases (0.06). The following intra-partum variables were significantly more common in cases than in controls: stained amniotic fluid (OR: 7.50; 95 CI:1.7731.79), maternal fever (none in the control group), abnormal CTG (OR: 253.0; 95 CI: 26.702397), persistent occiput posterior (OR: 15.67; 95 CI: 2.25104.53) and operative delivery (OR: 3.98; 95 CI: 1.3911.33). Conclusion.The incidence of NHIE is considerably low in a Tertiary care Centre.
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in apparently low risk pregnancies: retrospective analysis of the last five years at the University of Bologna / Ghi, Tullio; Giunchi, Susanna; Pilu, Gianluigi; Youssef, Aly; Morselli Labate, Antonio Maria; Arcangeli, Tiziana; Meriggiola, Maria Cristina; Pelusi, Carla; Ancora, Gina; Cocchi, Guido; Faldella, Giacomo; Pelusi, Giuseppe. - In: THE JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 1476-7058. - 23:6(2010), pp. 516-21-521. [10.3109/14767050903186293]
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