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Closure of the uterine incision with one or two layers after caesarean section: a randomized controlled study in sheep.
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PMID:  23952580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: To compare the quality of the uterine scar with one or two layer closure after caesarean section by studying biomechanical and pathological properties of the scar. Methods: A randomized controlled trial performed on eight term pregnant ewes assigned into two groups during caesarean according to type of uterine closure: single-layer or double-layer. Hysterectomy was performed eight months after caesarean delivery. Tensile strength of all scars and of unscarred myometrium was measured. Pathological properties of the scars were analyzed histologically. Results: The force required to reach the yield point was similar between scarred and unscarred myometrium (p=0.96), and between the scars in single-layer and double-layer closure groups (p=0.65). There was a significant increase in fibrosis width on the superficial part of the uterus in the double-layer closure group compared to the single-layer group (p=0.02). Conclusions: Double-layer uterine closure modified wound healing without significant change in biomechanical properties.
Korine Lapointe-Milot; Edmond Rizcallah; Larissa Takser; Nadia Abdelouahab; Charles Duvareille; Jean-Charles Pasquier
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-19
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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:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-8-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada - CHUS.
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