Submited on: 21 Sep 2010 12:14:07 AM GMT
Published on: 21 Sep 2010 05:51:09 AM GMT
Posted by Dr. Christine East on 17 Nov 2010 06:51:04 AM GMT

1 Is the subject of the article within the scope of the subject category? Yes
2 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data? Partly
3 Is this a new and original contribution? Yes
4 Does this paper exemplify an awareness of other research on the topic? Yes
5 Are structure and length satisfactory? Yes
6 Can you suggest brief additions or amendments or an introductory statement that will increase the value of this paper for an international audience? No
7 Can you suggest any reductions in the paper, or deletions of parts? No
8 Is the quality of the diction satisfactory? Yes
9 Are the illustrations and tables necessary and acceptable? Yes
10 Are the references adequate and are they all necessary? Yes
11 Are the keywords and abstract or summary informative? Yes
  • Other Comments:

    An interesting article, well presented.

    Results section, last sentence. Please reword to simplify the two concepts.

    Discussion, para re gestational age. Can you use your regression data to work out by how much lactate increases by day/week of gestation?

    Suggestion in this para that intrapartum hypoxia may be increased with advancing gestation is too big a leap from the data analysed. Please reword.


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  • References:
    East CE, Leader LR, Henshall NE, Sheehan P, Colditz P. Intrapartum fetal scalp lactate sampling for fetal assessment in the presence of a non-reassuring fetal heart rate trace. (Cochrane Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006174. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006174.pub2.IF 5.182.
  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Cochrane review

  • How to cite:  East C .Comments[Review of the article 'Cord Blood Lactate and pH Values at Term and Perinatal Outcome: A Retrospective Cohort Study ' by Mongelli M].WebmedCentral 2010;1(11):WMCRW00144
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