Impact of mode of delivery on skin microcirculation in term healthy newborns within the first day of life


Kulali F., Ergenekon E., AKTAS S., Kazanci E., Unal S., Hirfanoglu İ. M. , ...More

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, vol.30, no.6, pp.673-677, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14767058.2016.1182977
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.673-677
  • Keywords: Microcirculation, mode of delivery, newborn, PRETERM INFANTS, CESAREAN-SECTION, PERFUSION INDEX, PERIPHERAL MICROCIRCULATION, MECHANISMS, BIRTH, FLOW, TOOL

Abstract

Background: Microcirculation is an important component of hemodynamic physiology. It can be assessed simply by clinical scores or by a variety of techniques including sidestream dark field (SDF) imaging and peripheral perfusion index (PI) measurements. Mode of delivery may have affects on microcirculation during transitional period. The aim of this study was to compare skin microcirculation in newborns born via vaginal delivery (VD) or cesarian section (C/S).