Fetal lactate measurement in labour
Grant number: 1026042 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015
Caesarean section rates in Australia are well above the World Health Organization’s recommended level. Many babies appear unhealthy in labour, so they are born by caesarean. They are usually healthy at birth, meaning that the operation could have been avoided. In this study, half the babies who seem distressed will have a blood test for lactate and the other half will not. We will then determine whether having a lactate test makes a difference in the number women having caesarean births.
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The addition of fetal scalp blood lactate measurement as an adjunct to cardiotocography to reduce caesarean sections during labour: The Flamingo randomised controlled trial
Christine E East, Mary-Ann Davey, C Omar F Kamlin, Peter G Davis, Penelope M Sheehan, Stefan C Kane, Shaun P Brennecke
BACKGROUND: Fetal scalp blood sampling for lactate measurement (FBSLM) is sometimes used to assist in identification of the need f..
Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of fetal scalp blood lactate measurement to reduce caesarean sections during labour: the Flamingo trial [ACTRN12611000172909]
Christine E East, Stefan C Kane, Mary-Ann Davey, C Omar Kamlin, Shaun P Brennecke
BACKGROUND: The rate of caesarean sections around the world is rising each year, reaching epidemic proportions. Although many caes..