Does ST analysis have a place in electronic fetal monitoring?

Tamara L. Turnbull, Ben Willem J Mol, Geoff Matthews, Chris Wilkinson, Edwin Chandraharan, Sabrina Kuah

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Abstract

Intrapartum cardiotocography (CTG) has a high false-positive rate. This has contributed to the rapid increase in obstetric interventions without a strong improvement in perinatal outcomes. We explore the role of ST analysis (STAN®) as an adjunct to CTG in identifying fetal asphyxia during labor. We conclude that STAN® reduces the rate of fetal blood sampling and instrumental vaginal deliveries, and has the potential to reduce the number of Australian operative interventions without compromising neonatal outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-524
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Cardiotocography
  • ST analysis
  • fetal monitoring
  • obstetric intervention
  • perinatal outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Turnbull, T. L., Mol, B. W. J., Matthews, G., Wilkinson, C., Chandraharan, E., & Kuah, S. (2017). Does ST analysis have a place in electronic fetal monitoring? Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 30(5), 520-524. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2016.1181169