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Fetal Distress Summary

Description: A nonreassuring fetal status (NRFS) indicating that the FETUS is compromised (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 1988). It can be identified by sub-optimal values in FETAL HEART RATE; oxygenation of FETAL BLOOD; and other parameters.

Also Known As: Fetal Status, Nonreassuring; Nonreassuring Fetal Status

Networked: 1462 relevant articles (35 outcomes, 105 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Fetal Distress

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Misoprostol (Cytotec) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 11 results : FDA 3 Generic
  2. Dinoprostone (PGE2) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 17 results : FDA 3
  3. Oxytocin (Pitocin) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 48 results : FDA 7 Generic
  4. Terbutaline (Brethaire) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 9 results : FDA 13 Generic
  5. Hexoprenaline : 1 outcome 2 studies in 7 results : IBA
  6. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) : 1 outcome 1 study in 10 results : FDA 176 Generic
  7. Magnesium Sulfate (Sulfate, Magnesium) : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results : FDA 7 Generic
  8. alpha-Fetoproteins (AFP) : 1 outcome in 10 results : IBA
  9. Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 38 Generic
  10. Antacids : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Fetal Distress

  1. Acidosis
  2. Dystocia
  3. Oligohydramnios
  4. Hemorrhage
  5. Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
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Key Therapies for Fetal Distress

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  1. Cesarean Section (Caesarean Section) : 22 outcomes 46 studies in 834 results
  2. Resuscitation : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 37 results
  3. Surgical Instruments (Clip) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 49 results
  4. Tocolysis : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 25 results
  5. Intravenous Injections : 1 outcome in 1 result
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