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Amniotomy and cord prolapse.
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PMID:  24511837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Research shows that artificially rupturing the amniotic sac (amniotomy) can cause umbilical cord prolapse. Amniotomy became a routine part of obstetrical care with the introduction of active management, without evidence of benefit. In the 30 years since active management was introduced, the rate at which amniotomy causes umbilical cord prolapse has not been directly studied. Two controlled studies from Turkey from 2002 and 2006 are the only published studies that provide enough data to extract the rate at which cord prolapse follows amniotomy. They show that 1 cord prolapse results from every 300 amniotomies (0.3%). There is data suggesting amniotomy may also increase neonatal GBS infection, maternal pain and fetal blood loss if placental blood vessels are punctured.
Judy Slome Cohain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Midwifery today with international midwife     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1551-8892     ISO Abbreviation:  Midwifery Today Int Midwife     Publication Date:  2013  
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Created Date:  2014-02-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888783     Medline TA:  Midwifery Today Int Midwife     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-3     Citation Subset:  N    
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