Deaths Related To Intrapartum Asphyxia - Is There A Problem With Prevention?

February 27, 1998

(Deaths related to intrapartum asphyxia - Is there a problem with prevention?)

In a related editorial in this week's BMJ, Spencer notes that more research needs to be conducted into recognition by fetal heart monitoring of problems with fetal oxygen supply, in an effort to ascertain whether the causes of fetal death around the time of delivery present themselves differently during the night.


John Spencer, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex

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