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Volume 10, Issue 2 (6-2007)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2007, 10(2): 54-61 | Back to browse issues page

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Norouzi A, Pazoki S, Darabi M. Comparison of general and spinal anesthesia effects on neonates' Apgar score in elective cesarean. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2007; 10 (2) :54-61
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Introduction: Type of anesthesia is important in the maternal and fetal well being. There are different informations about effect of general and spinal anesthesia on Apgar score, so in this study a comparision was made on Apgar scores of neonates following these two methods. Materials and Methods: This study is a clinical trial and 168 term pregnant women were selected from elective cesarean candidates and divided in to general and spinal anesthesia groups by randomized allocation method. Then Apgar scores in first, fifth and twentieth minutes were mesured in infants. Also maternal age, cause of cesarean, sex and duration of cesarean section time were all documented. Data was analyzed using T and Chi square tests. Results: Mean Apgar scores were 8.66±0.68, 9.8±0.42 and 9.970.15 at first, fifth and twentieth minutes in general anesthesia group, and 90.38, 9.880.32 and 10 at first and fifth and twentieth minutes in spinal group. The group differed significantly for first minute Apgar score (p<0.001) but there were no significant differences in fifth and twentieth minutes Apgar scores. Conclusion: First minute Apgar score of newborns of mothers under spinal anesthesia was more than those of mothers under general anesthesia but there was no difference between their five minute Apgar score.
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