Table 2:

Summary of the calculated surface under the cumulative ranking curve (SUCRA) and mean rank for types of intrapartum fetal surveillance across maternal and neonatal outcomes*

OutcomesIACTGCTG-FBSCTG-lactateSTAN-CTG-FBSFPO-CTGFPO-CTG-FBScCTG-FBS
SUCRA %Mean rankSUCRA %Mean rankSUCRA %Mean rankSUCRA %Mean rankSUCRA %Mean rankSUCRA %Mean rankSUCRA %Mean rankSUCRA %Mean rank
Maternal outcomes
Any EmCD98.61.163.13.67.67.525.46.272.32.930.85.849.04.653.24.3
EmCD for suspected fetal distress93.21.440.54.63.26.8N/AN/A40.04.623.05.681.82.1N/AN/A
Any Instrumental delivery87.61.925.76.264.63.545.64.822.36.463.03.636.55.4N/AN/A
Instrumental delivery for suspected fetal distress100.01.026.34.733.54.3N/AN/A57.73.1N/AN/A64.72.817.85.1
Neonatal outcomes
Acidemia51.84.438.95.315.56.963.73.571.23.035.55.576.22.747.24.7
Admission to NICU42.15.138.35.349.34.637.05.475.72.778.32.510.57.368.93.2
Apgar < 7 at 5th minute75.92.726.36.264.43.513.97.039.25.352.44.379.42.448.44.6
Perinatal death44.84.346.84.269.12.9N/AN/A36.04.880.02.232.15.141.24.5
  • Note: cCTG-FBS = computer-aided cardiotocography with fetal scalp blood pH sampling, CTG = cardiotocography, CTG-FBS = cardiotocography with fetal scalp blood pH sampling, CTG-lactate = cardiotocography with fetal scalp blood lactate, EmCD = emergency cesarean delivery, FPO-CTG = cardiotocography with fetal pulse oximetry, FPO-CTG-FBS = cardiotocography with fetal pulse oximetry and fetal blood pH sampling, IA = intermittent auscultation, N/A = no available evidence, NICU = neonatal intensive care unit, STAN-CTG-FBS = cardiotocography with fetal heart electrocardiogram and fetal scalp blood pH sampling.

  • * The calculated SUCRA for all adverse outcomes expresses the lowest likelihood of developing adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes.