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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study group

From: Changes in cerebral oxygenation during early postnatal adaptation in newborns delivered by vacuum extraction measured by near-infrared spectroscopy

  Vacuum (n = 15) C-section (n = 19)
Median Range Median Range
Gestational age (wk) 40 38-41 38 37-40
Birth weight (g) 3390 2480-4200 3130 2520-4190
APGAR 1 minute 8 1–9 8 7–9
5 minutes 9 6-10 9 8-10
Umbilical artery pH 7.23 7.12 - 7.31 7.28 7.2-7.38
    BE −6.53 -11.3-(−3.0) −0.2 -2.2-2.4
    Lactat (mmol/l) 5.33 3.4-7.8   
Hospitalization on NICU (n) 4   1