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Caesarean section delivery in Trinidad.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12521849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 7-year retrospective survey was conducted in order to determine local trends in caesarean section rates, maternal outcome and indications for the procedure. The annual rate of caesarean births has not exceeded 10.0% of deliveries. The overall rate, at 7.4% for the period of study, was not significantly different from that obtained a decade and a half ago. Significant procedure-related morbidity was uncommon. In view of preventable anaesthetic maternal deaths, a plea is made for an increased use of regional in preference to general anaesthesia in selected cases.
Authors:
A Sirjusingh; A J Roopnarinesingh; B Bassaw; S Roopnarinesingh
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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:  21     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-13     Completed Date:  2005-10-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  236-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the West Indies, Trinidad.
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