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Diagnosis of Fetal Distress

  • Felice Petraglia
  • Carlotta Boni
  • Filiberto M. Severi
  • Jane Norman


Fetal distress is a very broad term, which can be used in many clinical situations. Although it is difficult to give a precise clinical definition, obstetricians usually use this term to indicate that the fetus is becoming hypoxic. Immediate delivery has to be considered, because neurological damage may occur when the fetal brain is deprived of oxygen.


Pulsatility Index Fetal Heart Rate Umbilical Artery Fetal Distress Ductus Venosus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felice Petraglia
    • 1
  • Carlotta Boni
  • Filiberto M. Severi
  • Jane Norman
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine Section of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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