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Nuchal cord and its implications

Overview of attention for article published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, December 2017
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Title
Nuchal cord and its implications
Published in
Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40748-017-0068-7
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Authors

Morarji Peesay

Abstract

Nuchal cord occurs when the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the fetal neck 360 degrees. Nuchal cords occur in about 10-29% of fetuses and the incidence increases with advancing gestation age. Most are not associated with perinatal morbidity and mortality, but a few studies have shown that nuchal cord can affect the outcome of delivery with possible long-term effects on the infants. Nuchal cords are more likely to cause problems when the cord is tightly wrapped around the neck, with effects of a tight nuchal cord conceptually similar to strangulation. Umbilical cord compression due to tight nuchal cords may cause obstruction of blood flow in thin walled umbilical vein, while infant's blood continues to be pumped out of the baby through the thicker walled umbilical arteries causing hypovolemia, acidosis and anemia. Some of these infants have physical features secondary to tight nuchal cords that are distinct from those seen with birth asphyxia. The purpose of this article is to review the pathophysiology of tight nuchal cords and explore gaps in knowledge and research areas.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 99 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 31 31%
Student > Master 16 16%
Researcher 8 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 5 5%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 22 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 2%
Unspecified 2 2%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 29 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 February 2022.
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#1,735,097
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Outputs from Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
#14
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Outputs of similar age
#42,426
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Outputs of similar age from Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
#5
of 8 outputs
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