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Journal:   RESEARCHER BULLETIN OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (PEJOUHANDEH)   2003-2004 , Volume 8 , Number 5 (35); Page(s) 347 To 350.
 
Paper: 

MECONIUM AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH ASPHYXIA IN NEONATES

 
 
Author(s):  AFRAKHTEH M., AYAZI ROUZBAHANI M., VALAEI NASER
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Considering the complications of meconium in amniotic fluid and different reports of the incidence and its related factors, the present study was conducted to determine the association between the meconium and asphyxia in neonates born in Shohada-e-Tajrish Hospital between 2001-02.
Materials and methods: It was a cross sectional study. Our exclusion criteria were congenital anomalies and uncertained last menstrual period. Initial data including maternal age, gestational age, history of other diseases (cardiac, renal, convulsions, addictions), neonatal weight, Apgar score, presentation, intra uterine growth retardation, and oligohydroamions were recorded. Asphyxia was considered if acidemia does present (PH<7.1) in the umbilical blood.
Results: Of 311 neonates, 58 (18.5%) had meconium in their amniotic fluid. There was no correlation between asphyxia and meconium. There was also no correlation between maternal age, gestational age, order of birth and maternal diseases with the presence of meconium.
Conclusion: Our results were in accordance with previous studies. We could not find any correlation between the meconium and asphyxia. To determine asphyxia, detecting other markers of asphyxia like erythropoietin is highly recommended.

 
Keyword(s): MECONIUM, ASPHIXIA
 
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