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Computerised Interpretation of Fetal Heart Rate During Labour (INFANT)

A Randomized Controlled Trial

 The INFANT Collaborative Group, funded by the National Institute for Health Research

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000527034.78370.42
Mechanisms, Equipment, Hazards
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(Lancet. 2017;389:1719–1729)

Although continuous electronic fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring in labor has been widely used for several years, its ability to significantly improve neonatal outcomes has not yet been realized. The difficulty of correctly interpreting FHR tracings has been suggested as a contributing factor to this lack of improved outcomes.

Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Applied Health Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

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