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What is definition of birth asphyxia?
Lack of 02 or perfusion-before, during, or just after birth
What is the etiology birth asphyxia?
Any maternal, placental, or cord problem
Fetus-placenta (organ of gas exchange)
Neonate-lungs (organ of gas exchange)
What is the pathophysiology of birth asphyxia?
What are clinical manifestations of Birth asphyxia before delivery?
Abnormal HR or rhythm (decels)
Acidosis in fetal blood
What are clinical manifestations of Birth asphyxia after delivery?
Bluish or pale skin color
Low heart rate
Weak muscle tone and reflexes
Gasping or weak breathing
Meconium in the amniotic fluid
What is management of Birth asphyxia?
Prevention and reversal of hypoxia
Rapid delivery- C-section
HIE- induce hypothermia
Start within 6 hours of insult
What is the prognosis of birth asphyxia?
Prognosis varies based on severity