The case for the routine use of umbilical cord pH in all deliveries

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dc.contributor.author Bhorat, Ismail
dc.contributor.author Pistorius, Lou
dc.contributor.author Soma-Pillay, Priya
dc.contributor.author Smuts, Izelle
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-14T12:57:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-14T12:57:51Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.description.abstract Cerebral palsy (CP) cases are some of the primary reasons for litigation of high quantum amounts against obstetricians both in the public and private sector, on the basis of acute intrapartum hypoxia resulting in hypoxic ischaemic foetal brain damage and by extension invoking “negligent intrapartum care”. This has resulted in a steep rise of insurance premiums placing service delivery in both the public and private sector under a serious threat. This is a worldwide phenomenon and MacLennan already expressed his concerns in 2005 by asking: ‘Who will deliver our grandchildren?’. It has widely been believed that CP is the direct result of an adverse event at birth and that it could have been prevented, but <10% of CP is caused by “birth asphyxia”. There are multiple risk factors and causes now identified to be associated with CP. en_ZA
dc.description.department Obstetrics and Gynaecology en_ZA
dc.description.department Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.co.za/content/journal/medog en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bhorat, I., Pistorius, L., Soma-Pillay, P. & Smuts, I. 2017, 'The case for the routine use of umbilical cord pH in all deliveries', Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 33-35. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1027-9148 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/63151
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher In House Publications en_ZA
dc.rights In House Publications en_ZA
dc.subject Cerebral palsy (CP) en_ZA
dc.subject Litigation en_ZA
dc.subject Obstetricians en_ZA
dc.subject Insurance premiums en_ZA
dc.subject Service delivery en_ZA
dc.title The case for the routine use of umbilical cord pH in all deliveries en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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