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Incidence and significance of the unengaged fetal head in nulliparas in early labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7076337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Our clinical experience contradicts the traditional view that in the great majority of nulliparas with cephalic presentation the fetal heat is engaged 1-2 weeks prior to onset of labor. In 75.4% of the 175 cases fetal head was not engaged in early labor. No significant statistical difference between the unengaged-head group and the engaged-head group was determined for incidence of vaginal delivery, cesarean section for cephalopelvic disproportion, midforceps delivery, mean and low Apgar scores, and birth weight. Thus, absence of engagement is not always indicative of pelvic contraction. Incidence of engagement may depend on the ethnic composition of the patient population.
Authors:
K Takahashi; K Suzuki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of biological research in pregnancy     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0173-8593     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Biol Res Pregnancy     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-19     Completed Date:  1982-07-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8011123     Medline TA:  Int J Biol Res Pregnancy     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Head
Humans
Labor Presentation*
Parity*
Pregnancy

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