BIOMARKERS OF INTRAUTERINE HYPOXIA AND PERINATAL ASPHYXIA, AND GESTATIONAL AGE AS PREDICTORS OF NEONATAL OUTCOME
Fetal life occurs in a relatively hypoxic environment. During normal pregnancy, several compensatory mechanisms secure fetal oxygenation and wellbeing. In complicated pregnancies, however, intrauterine hypoxia predisposes the fetus to growth restriction, stillbirth, neurodevelopmental sequelae such as cognitive dysfunction and cerebral palsy (CP), and adverse long-term health impacts. Im...
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