To compare neonatal outcome in fetal distress on cardiotocography in clear liquor versus meconium stained liquor.

  • Amna Fareed Poonch Medical College Rawlakot.
  • Yousaf Haroon CMH Nowshera.
  • Asrar Ahmad Bahrai University Medical and Dental College, Karachi.
Keywords: Apgar Score, Cardiotocography, Meconium Stained Liquor

Abstract

Objectives: To compare neonatal outcome in laboring patients having fetal distress on cardiotocography in clear liquor vs meconium stained liquor. Study Design: Cohort study. Setting: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi. Period: Six months from 31-01-2016 to 30-07-2016. Patients and Methods: One hundred and eighty two patients (91 in each group) were included in this study. All relevant information was recorded on a preset data collection proforma that included gestational age, cardiotocography (CTG) details, color of liquor and Apgar score at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. In all admitted patients CTG was carried out. Results: The age ranged from 20-40 years of the patients with Mean±SD age of 29.8±6.1 and 30.4±5.7 year in group-A and B, respectively. Regarding Apgar score at 1 minute, 2 (2.1%) babies from group-A and 9 babies (9.8%) from group-B had Apgar score <4. Similarly, Apgar score at 5 minutes, 1 baby (1.1%) from group-A and 10 babies (10.9%) were having Apgar score < 4. Conclusion: Meconium staining with CTG changes is a more significant sign of fetal distress as compared to CTG changes alone.

 

Author Biographies

Amna Fareed, Poonch Medical College Rawlakot.

MBBS, FCPS Gynae and Obs

Assistant Professor

Department of Gynae and Obs

 

Yousaf Haroon, CMH Nowshera.

MBBS, FCPS (Surg)

Consultant Surgical Specialist

 

Asrar Ahmad, Bahrai University Medical and Dental College, Karachi.

MBBS, FCPS (Surg), FCPS (Paed Surg)

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

 

Published
2019-09-10