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Inaccuracy in cervical dilatation assessment and the progress of labour monitoring.
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PMID:  12606235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cervical dilatation is an essential indicator of the progress of labour and it is assessed several times during every vaginal delivery. For a long period of time, the size of the error in cervical dilatation assessment was considered of no importance and only in the last ten years it was estimated. The hypothesis is that the estimated error of +/-1cm in cervical dilatation assessment and inaccurate values for the rate of cervical dilatation, influence decisions of obstetricians during labour. It is suggested that in labours in which the rate of cervical dilatation is 1 cm/h the possibility of drawing incorrect conclusions upon progress of these labours is 11 and 33% for time intervals between assessments of 4 and 2 h.
Milorad Letić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0306-9877     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-27     Completed Date:  2003-09-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biophysics, University School of Medicine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
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MeSH Terms
Cervix Uteri
Delivery, Obstetric
Labor Stage, First*
Labor, Obstetric*
Medical Errors
Monitoring, Physiologic
Time Factors
Uterine Contraction

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