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Cesarean delivery versus vaginal delivery: impact on survival and morbidity for the breech fetus at the threshold of viability.
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PMID:  20836738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective. To determine if cesarean delivery is associated with improved survival and morbidity in the breech fetus at the threshold of viability. Study design. The Missouri maternally linked cohort data files covering the period 1989 through 2005 were utilized for analysis. All pregnancies with singleton fetuses in the breech presentation delivered between 23(0) and 24(6) weeks gestation and birth weights between 400 and 750 g were included. Logistic regression was used to compare cesarean to vaginal delivery after controlling for maternal demographics and pregnancy complications. Results. A total of 325 breech singletons were analyzed; cesarean deliveries accounted for 46.1% (150) and vaginal deliveries accounted for 53.9% (175). Cesarean delivery was associated with a survival benefit across all birth weights. Morbidity was higher in cesarean compared to vaginal delivery. Conclusion. Although cesarean delivery appears to be associated with an increase in survival at the threshold of viability for the breech fetus, there is a concomitant increase in morbidity. Any benefit that cesarean delivery conveys on survival at the threshold of viability should be weighed against the increased maternal morbidity and high overall neonatal morbidity.
Aaron Deutsch; Hamisu M Salihu; O'Neill Lynch; Phillip J Marty; Victoria Belogolovkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.
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