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What is Known:
• Apgar score is a method for assessment of the medical condition of a newborn, and of the need for medical intervention and/or resuscitation. Studies assesing the correlation between low Apgar score and short or long term outcomes report a sgnificant correlation with different outcomes including neurological development and more. As two of its five components (color and respiratory effort) are utilizing the respiratory status, low Apgar scoreis associated with a higher risk for immedisate respiratory morbidity.
What is New:
• Low Apgar score increases the chances for several long-term respiratory-related morbidities, independent of gestational age and other obstetrical circumstances.