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Cesarean section 'en caul' and asphyxia in preterm infants.
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PMID:  23278185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We reviewed the outcome for 211 patients undergoing a planned 'en caul' (within intact membranes) cesarean section and for 836 control patients with conventional lower segment section, in the period 2001-2010 at a university affiliated hospital in China, where the former technique has been practiced. Of the intended 'en caul' sections there were 141 successful deliveries (66.8%) and 70 that failed and were converted to conventional lower segment cesarean section. Maternal blood loss was similar for both operation types, but the rate of asphyxia was significantly lower among preterm infants delivered by the 'en caul' method than in the control cases. Multivariate logistic regression revealed that the volume of amniotic fluid, a low Bishop score and high birthweight were associated with failed 'en caul' deliveries. Cesarean section 'en caul' can be a safer option than lower segment section when preterm delivery is required. © 2012 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica © 2012 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Authors:
Zhen Jin; Xiaoyan Wang; Qiwei Xu; Pingting Wang; Wanting Ai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica © 2012 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.
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