Cardiotocography, or CTG, uses ultrasound to measure a baby's heart rate. At the same time it also measures the contractions in the uterus. CTG is used both antenatally and during labour to monitor the baby for any signs of distress (www.patient.co.uk).
The third edition of Practical Cardiotocography has been thoroughly revised to provide clinicians with the latest developments in the technique and interpretation of CTG.
Beginning with and introduction to the procedure, the following chapters discuss the technique of performing CTG and interpreting the results.
CTG in special circumstances including monitoring twins, preterm labour and cerebral palsy is covered and a separate chapter is dedicated to NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines.
Thoroughly revised, new edition covering practical cardiotocography (CTG)
Includes discussion on CTG in special circumstances
Separate chapter dedicated to NICE guidelines
Previous edition published in 2005
AK Debdas MD (Kol) FRCOG (Lond) FRCS (Edin) FICOG Honorary Associate Professor, MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur; Visiting Consultant, Tinplate Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Chapter 1 What is Cardiotocography Chapter 2 Pioneers of Cardiotocography Chapter 3 Scope of Use of Cardiotocography Chapter 4 The Need for Cardiotocographic Monitoring Chapter 5 Methods Used for Picking Up Fetal Heart Activity Chapter 6 Methods of Picking Up Uterine Activity- Tocography Chapter 7 General Description of ctg Machine and its Various Switches, Control and Displays Chapter 8 How to Choose a Machine Chapter 9 Electrical Requirement and Environment Chapter 10 Machine Testing by the User Chapter 11 Machine Servicing Chapter 12 CTG Interpretation-Theoretical Considerations Chapter 13 CTG Interpretation-Examples of Tracings and Analysis-`CTG Made Easy' Chapter 14 Problems in Interpretation of CTG and Solution Chapter 15 Applied Cardiotocography-Antenatal Chapter 16 Uterine Activity-Normal and Abnormal Chapter 17 Applied Cardiotocography-Intranatal Chapter 18 Fetal Sleep, Rest, Activity and CTG Chapter 19 Fetal Vibroacoustic Stimulation Test (VAST) by CTG Chapter 20 Computer Analysis of CTG Trace Chapter 21 CTG Cum Fetal ECG-An Approach Towards Precision Chapter 22 Non-reassuring CTG Trace 254 Chapter 23 Beyond CTG Chapter 24 Role of CTG for Patients Getting Epidural Analgesia in Labor Chapter 25 Effects of Narcotic Drugs on CTG Chapter 26 Special Problems of CTG Monitoring of Preterm Pregnancy Chapter 27 Monitoring Twins by CTG Chapter 28 CTG Through Telemetry Chapter 29 Clinical Considerations in Interpretation of Abnormal Trace and its Management Chapter 30 Medicolegal Consideration of CTG Chapter 31 Drawbacks and Deficiencies of CTG Monitoring Chapter 32 Place of CTG Today Chapter 33 Special Features of CTG of Second Stage of Labor Chapter 34 NICE Guidelines for CTG Interpretation Chapter 35 CTG, BPP and Doppler - Comparative Scope and Inter-relation Chapter 36 CTG and Fetal Acidosis Chapter 37 CTG and Cerebral Palsy Chapter 38 Assumptions and Presumptions about CTG Monitoring Chapter 39 Training and Education for CTG Interpretation Chapter 40 CTG-Complications and Contraindications