Neonatal Research Group Dresden

Video Apgar Trial

Management in the delivery room still represents a black box with great variations within and between different centers. The aim of using videographs from delivery room management is to analyse variations in medical interventions. Useful conclusions about the precision and correctness of techniques can be reached. Valuable data can be collected not only for preterm newborns or others in need of an intervention but for the routine care as well.

We are using videomonitoring of the delivery room management as a routine

procedure for more than a year. Our goal is to gather data on how delivery

room care is currently done, come closer to an agreement between different

NICUs towards what should be done in the delivery room and find those

interventions with potential influence on short term outcome.


Dimitrios Konstantelos, MD (research fellow)


Research papers:

Konstantelos D, Dinger J, Ifflaender S, Rüdiger M.

Analyzing video recorded support of postnatal transition in preterm infants following a c-section.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Aug 25;16:246. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1045-2.

Rüdiger M, Konstantelos D.

Erstversorgung von Früh- und Termingeborenen.

Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde. 2016;1-6.

Rüdiger M, Konstantelos D; TEST-APGAR Consortium.

Apgar score and risk of cause-specific infant mortality.

Lancet. 2015 Feb 7;385(9967):505-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60196-9.

Konstantelos D, Ifflaender S, Dinger J, Rüdiger M.

Suctioning habits in the delivery room and the influence on postnatal adaptation - a video analysis.

J Perinat Med. 2014 Oct 16. pii: /j/jpme.ahead-of-print/jpm-2014-0188/jpm-2014-0188.xml.

doi: 10.1515/jpm-2014-0188. [Epub ahead of print]

Konstantelos D, Ifflaender S, Dinger J, Burkhardt W, Rüdiger M.

Analyzing support of postnatal transition in term infants after c-section.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Jul 11;14:225. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-225.

Konstantelos D, Gurth H, Bergert R, Ifflaender S, Rüdiger M.

Positioning of term infants during delivery room routine handling - analysis of videos.

BMC Pediatr. 2014 Feb 4;14(1):33.


Konstantelos D, Dinger J, Ifflaender S, Rüdiger M (2014) Respiratory support in term newborns after c-section.

Poster EAPS.

Konstantelos D, Dinger J, Ifflaender S, Rüdiger M (2014) Oropharyngeales Absaugen bei der Routine-Erstversorgung im Kreißsaal. Oral presentation GNPI.

onstantelos D, Bergert R, Gurth H, Küster H, Rüdiger M (2013) Was passiert bei der Erstversorgung nach Sectio cesarea wirklich? Oral presentation, 26. Deutschen Kongress für Perinatale Medizin

onstantelos D, Bergert R, Rüdiger M (2013) Lagerung von Neugeborenen bei der postnatalen Routine-Erstversorgung im Kreißsaal. Poster GNPI.

onstantelos D, Bergert R, Küster H, Rüdiger M (2012) Video-analysis of resuscitated term newborns. Acta Médica Portuguesa 25 [Suppl2]: 129-129. ISSN:0870-399X e-ISSN: 1646-0758. Oral presentation UENPS.

Konstantelos D, Ifflaender S, R. Bergert R, H. Küster H, Rüdiger M (2012) Etablierung der pulsoxymetrisch gemessenen Herzfrequenz bei der Erstversorgung Früh- und Reifgeborener. Monatsschr Kinderheilkd [Suppl1] 160: 151. doi 0.1007/s00112-012-2738-x. Poster GNPI.

©2013 Dimitrios Konstantelos