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ACOG Committee Opinion. Number 333, May 2006 (replaces No. 174, July 1996): The Apgar score.

ACOG Committee Opinion. Number 333, May 2006 (replaces No. 174, July 1996): The Apgar score. The Apgar score provides a convenient shorthand for reporting the status of the newborn infant and the response to resuscitation. The Apgar score has been used inappropriately to predict specific neurologic outcome in the term infant. There are no consistent data on the significance of the Apgar score in preterm infants. The Apgar score has limitations, and it is inappropriate to use it alone to establish the diagnosis of asphyxia. An Apgar score assigned during resuscitation is not equivalent to a score assigned to a spontaneously breathing infant. An expanded Apgar score reporting form will account for concurrent resuscitative interventions and provide information to improve systems of perinatal and neonatal care. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Obstetrics and Gynecology Pubmed

ACOG Committee Opinion. Number 333, May 2006 (replaces No. 174, July 1996): The Apgar score.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology , Volume 107 (5): -1196 – Jun 13, 2006

ACOG Committee Opinion. Number 333, May 2006 (replaces No. 174, July 1996): The Apgar score.


Abstract

The Apgar score provides a convenient shorthand for reporting the status of the newborn infant and the response to resuscitation. The Apgar score has been used inappropriately to predict specific neurologic outcome in the term infant. There are no consistent data on the significance of the Apgar score in preterm infants. The Apgar score has limitations, and it is inappropriate to use it alone to establish the diagnosis of asphyxia. An Apgar score assigned during resuscitation is not equivalent to a score assigned to a spontaneously breathing infant. An expanded Apgar score reporting form will account for concurrent resuscitative interventions and provide information to improve systems of perinatal and neonatal care.

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0029-7844
DOI
10.1097/00006250-200605000-00051
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16648434
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Abstract

The Apgar score provides a convenient shorthand for reporting the status of the newborn infant and the response to resuscitation. The Apgar score has been used inappropriately to predict specific neurologic outcome in the term infant. There are no consistent data on the significance of the Apgar score in preterm infants. The Apgar score has limitations, and it is inappropriate to use it alone to establish the diagnosis of asphyxia. An Apgar score assigned during resuscitation is not equivalent to a score assigned to a spontaneously breathing infant. An expanded Apgar score reporting form will account for concurrent resuscitative interventions and provide information to improve systems of perinatal and neonatal care.

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Obstetrics and GynecologyPubmed

Published: Jun 13, 2006

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