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Handbook of CTG Interpretation


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List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgment; Glossary; 1. 'An eye opener': perils of CTG misinterpretation. Lessons from confidential enquiries and medico-legal cases Edwin Chandraharan; 2. Physiology of fetal heart rate control and types of intrapartum hypoxia Anna Gracia-Perez-Bonfils and Edwin Chandraharan; 3. Fetal oxygenation Anna Gracia Perez-Bonfils and Edwin Chandraharan; 4. Understanding the CTG: technical aspects Harriet Stevenson and Edwin Chandraharan; 5. Applying fetal physiology to interpret CTG traces: predicting the NEXT change Edwin Chandraharan; 6. Avoiding errors: maternal heart rate Sophie Eleanor Kay and Edwin Chandraharan; 7. Antenatal cardiotocography Amar Bhide and Francesco D'Antonio; 8. Intermittent (intelligent) auscultation in the low risk setting Virginia Lowe and Abigail Archer; 9. Current scientific evidence on CTG Ana Pinas Carrillo and Edwin Chandraharan; 10. Role of uterine contractions and intrapartum re-oxygenation ratio Sadia Muhammad and Edwin Chandraharan; 11. Intrapartum monitoring of a preterm fetus Ana Pinas Carrillo and Edwin Chandraharan; 12. Role of chorioamnionitis and infection Jessica Moore and Edwin Chandraharan; 13. Meconium: why is it harmful? Leonie Penna; 14. Intrapartum bleeding Edwin Chandraharan; 15. Labour with a uterine scar: the role of CTG Ana Pinas Carrillo and Edwin Chandraharan; 16. Impact of maternal environment on fetal heart rate Ayona Wijemanne and Edwin Chandraharan; 17. Use of CTG with induction and augmentation of labour Ana Pinas Carrillo and Edwin Chandraharan; 18. Recognition of chronic hypoxia and the preterminal cardiotocograph Austin Ugwumadu; 19. Unusual fetal heart rate patterns: sinusoidal and saltatory patterns Madhusree Ghosh and Edwin Chandraharan; 20. Intrauterine resuscitation Abigail Spring and Edwin Chandraharan; 21. Management of prolonged decelerations and bradycardia Rosemary Townsend and Edwin Chandraharan; 22. ST-Analyser: case examples and pitfalls Sabrina Kuah and Geoff Matthews; 23. Role of a computerised CTG Sabrina Kuah and Geoff Matthews; 24. Peripheral tests of fetal wellbeing Charis Mills and Edwin Chandraharan; 25. ST-Analyser (STAN): principles and physiology Ana Pinas Carrillo and Edwin Chandraharan; 26. Operative interventions for fetal compromise Mary Catherine Tolcher and Kyle D. Traynor; 27. Non hypoxic causes of CTG changes Dovile Kalvinskaite and Edwin Chandraharan; 28. Neonatal implications of intrapartum fetal hypoxia Justin Richards; 29. Role of the anaesthetist in the management of fetal compromise during labour Anuji Amarasekara and Anthony Addei; 30. Medico-legal issues with CTG K. Muhunthan and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran; 31. Ensuring competency in intrapartum fetal monitoring: the role of GIMS Virginia Lowe and Edwin Chandraharan; 32. Physiology-based CTG training: does it really matter? Sara Ledger and Edwin Chandraharan; Index.

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This highly practical manual promotes an evidence-based paradigm of fetal heart rate monitoring during labour.

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Edwin Chandraharan is Lead Consultant on the Labour Ward at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London.

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