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What is the purpose of apgar neonatal assessment?
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Testing brain stress
Apgar gives information on the effect, if any, on the physiology of the infant brainstem where automatic breathing controls exist.
It is sometimes a forecast of later trouble and i invaribaly ask a mother about the apgar if I am asked to see a child with add/ adhd etc.

In brief: Testing brain stress
Apgar gives information on the effect, if any, on the physiology of the infant brainstem where automatic breathing controls exist.
It is sometimes a forecast of later trouble and i invaribaly ask a mother about the apgar if I am asked to see a child with add/ adhd etc.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: APGAR
Virginia apgar was an early researcher in neonatal work & a scoring system was developed using letters in her name to help classify the activity of newborns (&if & how fast drs ought to be helping.
) a=appearance; p=pulse rate;g=grimmice, a= activity, r= respiratory effort. It is commonly recorded in a newborn record & filed away. It has little value after the first few minutes.Low scores=bad start

In brief: APGAR
Virginia apgar was an early researcher in neonatal work & a scoring system was developed using letters in her name to help classify the activity of newborns (&if & how fast drs ought to be helping.
) a=appearance; p=pulse rate;g=grimmice, a= activity, r= respiratory effort. It is commonly recorded in a newborn record & filed away. It has little value after the first few minutes.Low scores=bad start
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Charles Gordon
She was an anesthesiologist at Columbia University's Babies Hospital and she devised this scoring system to tell whether an infant had to be resuscitated in the delivery room. It is done at one minute and five minutes. The prognosis for an infant with a score of 7 at five minutes is the same as that for one with a score of 8 or 9 or 10 no matter what the trial lawyers tell you.
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