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Breech presentation after 34 weeks-a meta-analysis of corrected perinatal mortality/morbidity according to the method of delivery.
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PMID:  15512029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We conducted a meta-analysis of the mortality and morbidity of the breech presentation according to the method of delivery. Using the term 'breech', we used the Medline data base to search the English and French-language literature from 1978 to July 1995. Twenty-two studies (7239 deliveries) were found and analysed. The meta-analysis concerning perinatal mortality did not reveal a significant increased risk, when vaginal deliveries were compared with those delivered by a caesarean section (odds ratio: 1.90; confidence interval: 0.59-8.22) or when vaginal deliveries were compared with those done by planned caesarean section (odds ratio: 4.95; confidence interval: 0.44-80.06). The neonatal morbidity showed an increased risk with vaginal delivery. It is concluded that the practice of resorting to caesarean section for every breech presentation at term does not seem defensible.
B Langer; E Boudier; G Schlaeder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-29     Completed Date:  2005-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-32     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology II, Hautepierre Hospital, Strasbourg, France.
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