Sensors for Fetal Hypoxia and Metabolic Acidosis: A Review
AbstractThis article reviews existing clinical practices and sensor research undertaken to monitor fetal well-being during labour. Current clinical practices that include fetal heart rate monitoring and fetal scalp blood sampling are shown to be either inadequate or time-consuming. Monitoring of lactate in blood is identified as a potential alternative for intrapartum fetal monitoring due to its ability to distinguish between different types of acidosis. A literature review from a medical and technical perspective is presented to identify the current advancements in the field of lactate sensors for this application. It is concluded that a less invasive and a more continuous monitoring device is required to fulfill the clinical needs of intrapartum fetal monitoring. Potential specifications for such a system are also presented in this paper. View Full-Text
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Cummins, G.; Kremer, J.; Bernassau, A.; Brown, A.; Bridle, H.L.; Schulze, H.; Bachmann, T.T.; Crichton, M.; Denison, F.C.; Desmulliez, M.P.Y. Sensors for Fetal Hypoxia and Metabolic Acidosis: A Review. Sensors 2018, 18, 2648.
Cummins G, Kremer J, Bernassau A, Brown A, Bridle HL, Schulze H, Bachmann TT, Crichton M, Denison FC, Desmulliez MPY. Sensors for Fetal Hypoxia and Metabolic Acidosis: A Review. Sensors. 2018; 18(8):2648.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cummins, Gerard; Kremer, Jessica; Bernassau, Anne; Brown, Andrew; Bridle, Helen L.; Schulze, Holger; Bachmann, Till T.; Crichton, Michael; Denison, Fiona C.; Desmulliez, Marc P.Y. 2018. "Sensors for Fetal Hypoxia and Metabolic Acidosis: A Review." Sensors 18, no. 8: 2648.
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