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dc.contributor.editorGleason, Kevin M.en_US
dc.creatorAbboud, Carolina J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-16T17:59:19Z
dc.date.available2017-02-16T17:59:19Z
dc.date.created2017-02-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11418
dc.description.abstractIn 1952 Virginia Apgar, a physician at the Sloane Women’s Hospital in New York City, New York, created the Apgar score as a method of evaluating newborn infants’ health to determine if they required medical intervention. The score included five separate categories, including heart rate, breathing rate, reaction to stimuli, muscle activity, and color. An infant received a score from zero to two in each category, and those scores added up to the infant’s total score out of ten. An infant with a score of ten was healthy, and those with low scores required medical attention at birth. Apgar originally used the score to determine how infants responded to the pain-relieving drugs given to pregnant women during labor. But it also served to determine when the infant required medical assistance, especially oxygen resuscitation. As of 2016, nearly every hospital in the world uses an updated Apgar score to evaluate the health of newborn infants. The Apgar score has allowed for medical personnel to evaluate an infant directly after birth on an objective scale to determine whether that infant could benefit from possibly life-saving medical intervention.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshApgar, Virginia, 1909-1974en_US
dc.subject.lcshPresbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshColumbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeonsen_US
dc.subject.lcshObstetricsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnesthesiologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSloane Hospital for Women (New York, N.Y.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCesarean sectionen_US
dc.subject.lcshDelivery (Obstetrics)en_US
dc.subject.lcshBreech deliveryen_US
dc.subject.lcshApgar scoreen_US
dc.subject.meshBreech Presentationen_US
dc.titleThe Apgar Score (1953-1958)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.embryoProcessesen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-02-16en_US


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