"Apgar Score" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A method, developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar, to evaluate a newborn's adjustment to extrauterine life. Five items - heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, reflex irritability, and color - are evaluated 60 seconds after birth and again five minutes later on a scale from 0-2, 0 being the lowest, 2 being normal. The five numbers are added for the Apgar score. A score of 0-3 represents severe distress, 4-7 indicates moderate distress, and a score of 7-10 predicts an absence of difficulty in adjusting to extrauterine life.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Apgar Score" by people in Profiles.
Immediate neonatal outcomes after elective induction of labor. J Reprod Med. 2007 Mar; 52(3):173-5.
The epidemiology of placental features: associations with gestational age and neonatal outcome. Obstet Gynecol. 1996 May; 87(5 Pt 1):771-8.