• Delivery Room ST Segment Analysis to Predict Short Term Outcomes in Near-Term and Term Newborns 

      Linde, Jørgen Erland; Solevåg, Anne Lee; Eilevstjønn, Joar; Blacy, Ladislaus; Kidanto, Hussein; Ersdal, Hege Langli; Klingenberg, Claus Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022-01)
      Background: ST-segment changes to the fetal electrocardiogram (ECG) may indicate fetal acidosis. No large-scale characterization of ECG morphology immediately after birth has been performed, but ECG is used for heart rate ...
    • Expired carbon dioxide during newborn resuscitation as predictor of outcome 

      Holte, Kari; Ersdal, Hege Langli; Klingenberg, Claus; Eilevstjønn, Joar; Stigum, Hein; Jatosh, Samwel; Kidanto, Hussein; Størdal, Ketil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-06)
      Aim To explore and compare expired CO2 (ECO2) and heart rate (HR), during newborn resuscitation with bag-mask ventilation, as predictors of 24-h outcome. Methods Observational study from March 2013 to June 2017 in a rural ...
    • Fetal heart rate development during labour 

      Urdal, Jarle; Engan, Kjersti; Eftestøl, Trygve Christian; Haaland, Solveig H.; Kamala, Benjamin; Mdoe, Paschal Francis; Kidanto, Hussein; Ersdal, Hege (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021-03)
      Background Fresh stillbirths (FSB) and very early neonatal deaths (VEND) are important global challenges with 2.6 million deaths annually. The vast majority of these deaths occur in low- and low-middle income countries. ...
    • "I was relieved to know that my baby was safe": women's attitudes and perceptions on using a new electronic fetal heart rate monitor during labor in Tanzania 

      Lafontan, Sara Rivenes; Sundby, Johanne; Ersdal, Hege Langli; Abeid, Muzdalifat; Kidanto, Hussein; Mbekenga, Columba K. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-02)
      To increase labor monitoring and prevent neonatal morbidity and mortality, a new wireless, strap-on electronic fetal heart rate monitor called Moyo was introduced in Tanzania in 2016. As part of the ongoing evaluation of ...
    • The impact of introducing ambulance and delivery fees in a rural hospital in Tanzania 

      Vossius, Corinna Elisabeth; Mduma, Estomih; Moshiro, Robert Deogratias; Mdoe, Paschal Francis; Kvaløy, Jan Terje; Kidanto, Hussein; Lyanga, Sara; Hussein, Kidanto; Ersdal, Hege Langli (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-01)
      Background Access to health care facilities is a key requirement to enhance safety for mothers and newborns during labour and delivery. Haydom Lutheran Hospital (HLH) is a regional hospital in rural Tanzania with a catchment ...
    • Perceptions and experiences of skilled birth attendants on using a newly developed strap-on electronic fetal heart rate monitor in Tanzania 

      Rivenes Lafontan, Sara; Kidanto, Hussein; Ersdal, Hege Langli; Mbekenga, Columba K.; Sundby, Johanne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-05)
      Background Regular fetal heart rate monitoring during labor can drastically reduce fresh stillbirths and neonatal mortality through early detection and management of fetal distress. Fetal monitoring in low-resource settings ...
    • Positive pressure ventilation at birth and potential pathways to newborn deaths in rural Tanzania 

      Moshiro, Robert Deogratias (PhD thesis UiS;534, Doctoral thesis, 2020-09)
      Background: There are 2.6 million neonatal deaths that occur globally each year, with more than 80% of these deaths occurring in low-income countries. In Tanzania, available estimates report that approximately 40,000 newborn ...