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Vibroacoustic stimulation for fetal assessment in labour in the presence of a nonreassuring fetal heart rate trace

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Title
Vibroacoustic stimulation for fetal assessment in labour in the presence of a nonreassuring fetal heart rate trace
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Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004664.pub3
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Christine E East, Rebecca MD Smyth, Leo R Leader, Naomi E Henshall, Paul B Colditz, Rosalind Lau, Kelvin H Tan

Abstract

Fetal vibroacoustic stimulation is a simple, non-invasive technique where a device is placed on the maternal abdomen over the region of the fetal head and sound is emitted at a predetermined level for several seconds. It is hypothesized that the resultant startle reflex in the fetus and subsequent fetal heart rate acceleration or transient tachycardia following vibroacoustic stimulation provide reassurance of fetal well-being. This technique has been proposed as a tool to assess fetal well-being in the presence of a non-reassuring cardiotocographic trace during the first and second stages of labour. To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of vibroacoustic stimulation in the assessment of fetal well-being during labour, compared with mock or no stimulation for women with a singleton pregnancy exhibiting a non-reassuring fetal heart rate pattern. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group Trials Register (30 September 2004), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library, Issue 1, 2004), MEDLINE (January 1966 to January 2005), EMBASE (January 1966 to January 2005) and reference lists of all retrieved articles. We sought unpublished trials and abstracts submitted to major international congresses and contacted expert informants. All published and unpublished randomised trials that compared maternal and fetal/neonatal/infant outcomes when vibroacoustic stimulation was used to evaluate fetal status in the presence of a non-reassuring cardiotocographic trace during labour, compared with mock or no stimulation. Two independent review authors identified potential studies from the literature search and assessed them for methodological quality and appropriateness of inclusion, using a data extraction form. Attempts to contact study authors for additional information were unsuccessful. The search strategies yielded six studies for consideration of inclusion. However, none of these studies fulfilled the requirements for inclusion in this review. There are currently no randomised controlled trials that address the safety and efficacy of vibroacoustic stimulation used to assess fetal well-being in labour in the presence of a non-reassuring cardiotocographic trace. Although vibroacoustic stimulation has been proposed as a simple, non-invasive tool for assessment of fetal well-being, there is insufficient evidence from randomised trials on which to base recommendations for use of vibroacoustic stimulation in the evaluation of fetal well-being in labour in the presence of a non-reassuring cardiotocographic trace.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 140 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 16%
Student > Bachelor 14 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 9%
Student > Master 12 9%
Unspecified 9 6%
Other 26 19%
Unknown 45 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 11%
Unspecified 9 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 4%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 46 33%
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#101
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