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Continuous recording intrarectal pressures during the second phase of labor.
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PMID:  22732585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM OF THE STUDY: Was to assess the biomechanical pressures delivered against pelvic floor structures during the second phase of labor in nulliparae women, and to correlate them with obstetrics parameters, i.e. baby'sweight and mode of delivery.
MATERIAL: Using a microsystem device placed into the rectum at the beginning of the second phase of labor, two parameters were assessed during the bearing efforts in 59 nulliparae women: the surface area under the pressure curve and the peak pressure.
RESULTS: During 11.5±9 bearing efforts of 99.1±16s duration, the mean value of surface area under the pressure curve was 32677±26058cm/s and the mean value of the peak pressure was 60.7±24cmH(2)O, exceeding 100cmH(2)O in 10% of women. These two parameters were not correlated with baby's weight (R: 0.19, P: 0.15 and R: 0.05, P: 0.71). In the same way, these two parameters were not correlated with the mode of delivery (spontaneous or forceps/vacuum-assisted). Furthermore, the individual values of these two parameters showed great variation from one woman to another.
CONCLUSION: This study has showed that parameters of biomechanical pressures recorded into the rectum during second phase of labor had no significant correlations with obstetricals parameters, explaining why these latter have poor predicitive value of further pelvic floor problems.
S Meyer; F Salchli; H Bettaieb; P Hohlfeld; C Achtari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progrès en urologie : journal de l'Association française d'urologie et de la Société française d'urologie     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1166-7087     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog. Urol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307844     Medline TA:  Prog Urol     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Urogynecology Unit, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, CHUV, 46, rue du Bugnon, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland.
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