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Comparative Spectrographic Analysis of the Newborns’ Cry in the Presence of Tight Intrapartum Nuchal Cord vs. Normal Using the Neonat App. Preliminary Results

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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, E. Murgu Square no. 2, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
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Department of Pediatric Surgery, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, E. Murgu Square no. 2, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
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Department of Neuroscience, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, E. Murgu Square no. 2, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
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Medicina 2019, 55(12), 779; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55120779
Received: 27 October 2019 / Revised: 3 December 2019 / Accepted: 6 December 2019 / Published: 9 December 2019
Background and objectives: The objective of this study was to contribute to the evaluation of the newborn (NB) cry as a means of communication and diagnosis. Materials and Methods: The study implied the recording of the spontaneous cry of 101 NBs with no intrapartum events (control sample), and of 72 NBs with nuchal cord (study sample) from the “Bega” University Clinic of Obstetrics–Gynecology and Neonatology of Timisoara, Romania. The sound analysis was based upon: Imagistic highlighting methods, descriptive statistics, and data mining techniques. Results: The differences between the cry of NBs with no intrapartum events and that of NBs affected by nuchal cord are statistically significant regarding the volume unit meter (VUM) (p = 0.0021) and the peak point meter (PPM) (p = 0.041). Conclusions: While clinically there are no differences between the two groups, the cry recorded from the study group (nuchal cord group) shows distinctive characteristics compared to the cry recorded from the control group (eventless intrapartum NBs group). View Full-Text
Keywords: newborn; cry; spectrographic analysis; nuchal cord; data mining newborn; cry; spectrographic analysis; nuchal cord; data mining
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Enatescu, I.; Gluhovschi, A.; Nyiredi, A.; Iacob, E.-R.; Iacob, D.; Dima, M.A.; Popescu, M.M.; Enatescu, V.-R. Comparative Spectrographic Analysis of the Newborns’ Cry in the Presence of Tight Intrapartum Nuchal Cord vs. Normal Using the Neonat App. Preliminary Results. Medicina 2019, 55, 779.

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