The Dip Area: A Measure of Acid Base Alterations?

  • W. Künzel
  • E. Kastendieck
  • M. Hohmann
  • A. Jensen
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Abstract

It is a saying in old textbooks that the fetus, if in danger during parturition, decreases its heart rate to below 100 beats/min and remains at this level during the following contractions of the uterus. Depending on the dilation of the cervix and the stage of the fetal head, cesarean section is performed or a forceps is applied to deliver the baby.

Keywords

Catheter Lactate Catechol 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Künzel
    • 1
  • E. Kastendieck
    • 2
  • M. Hohmann
    • 1
  • A. Jensen
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Frauenklinik und Hebammenlehranstalt der Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenGießenGermany
  2. 2.Universitäts-FrauenklinikWürzburgGermany
  3. 3.San Francisco School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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