The effects of acute alcohol intoxication on biophysical activities: A case report

Ramon A. Castillo, Lawrence D Devoe, David A. Ruedrich, Paula Gardner

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Abstract

A computer-assisted biophysical assessment was performed in a woman with chronic alcoholism at 37 weeks' gestation. She was first seen in a state of acute alcohol intoxication (322 mg/dl). Although fetal breathing movement incidence was normal (30%), fetal tachypnea (67 breaths per minute) and decreased fetal body movements (0.11 %) were seen. Because these findings differ from those previously reported with regard to normal pregnancies exposed to lower levels of alcohol, their implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-693
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume160
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

Keywords

  • alcohol intoxication
  • Biophysical prophile
  • fetal tachypnea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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