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Volume 4 Issue 5 February 1999

COMPROMISED BABY
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CAUSATION

PRACTICE POINTS

1. preterm ("prematurity" <32 weeks)
2. breech presentation
3. fetal heart-rate <60 per minute
4. chorioamnionitis
5. small placenta

1. cord pH <7.0 7.
2. 5 minute APGAR score <4
3. neonatal neurological abnormalities
4. multiorgan failure

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