Flashcards in Week 2 Fetal and Neurologic Injury (everything) Deck (66)
What provides the fetus with oxygen and nutrients?
If the Placenta or umbilical cord is not delivering oxygen or nutrients to the fetus what happens?
the baby is negatively affected depending on how long the deprivation is, both hypoxemic and inflammatory pathways interact and augment fetal brain damage.
True or False
Chronic placental insufficiency relatively spares the fetal brain compared with other organ systems?
True, (although it does result in reduced fetal brain weight)
It can not be pin pointed that chronic hypoxemia is the sole cause for an array of brain issues the fetus may have. what else could be responsible? (think lack of other things to the fetus not just oxygen?)
chronic reduction of fetal nutrient supply or altered maternal-fetal endocrine status could also be to blame, not just hypoxemia.
the mechanism for epidural analgesia associated maternal pyrexia is
appears to be inflammatory in nature