Neonatal assessment in the delivery room - Trial to Evaluate a Specified Type of Apgar (TEST-Apgar)

Ruediger M., Braun N., Aranda J., Aguar M., Bergert R., Bystricka A., ...Daha Fazla

BMC PEDIATRICS, cilt.15, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Since an objective description is essential to determine infant's postnatal condition and efficacy of interventions, two scores were suggested in the past but weren't tested yet: The Specified-Apgar uses the 5 items of the conventional Apgar score; however describes the condition regardless of gestational age (GA) or resuscitative interventions. The Expanded-Apgar measures interventions needed to achieve this condition. We hypothesized that the combination of both (Combined-Apgar) describes postnatal condition of preterm infants better than either of the scores alone.