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Computerised interpretation of fetal heart rate during labour (INFANT): a randomised controlled trial

Brocklehurst P, Field D, Greene K, Juszczak E, Keith R, Kenyon S, Linsell L, Mabey C, Newburn M, Plachcinski R, Quigley M, Schroeder E, Steer P.

Lancet. 2017 Apr 29;389(10080):1719-1729. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30568-8. Epub 2017 Mar 21.

Editor's comment: Prof. Jim Thornton:
The results of one of the largest trials ever performed in pregnancy, the INFANT trial of a computerised alert in addition to continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring versus CEFM alone, were publish online on March 21st.  The results were negative. The computerised alert system does not reduce any adverse outcomes.