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Indications and maternofetal outcome of instrumental deliveries at the University Teaching Hospital of Yaounde, Cameroon.
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PMID:  20940289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Instrumental deliveries are believed to be associated with increased maternal and, especially, fetal morbidity and mortality. Hence, it is less practiced in many developing countries. The aim of this retrospective study, conducted between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2008, was to assess the prevalence, indications, neonatal wellbeing and maternal complications of instrumental deliveries. Of 3623 vaginal deliveries, 84 (2.3%) instrumental deliveries were conducted. The most common indication was a prolonged second stage of labour. Fetal wellbeing, measured by the Apgar score, was good and was similar in the group who had forceps delivery and that of the vacuum extraction delivery group. Maternal complications, usually minor, were vaginal and perineal tears. Instrumental delivery should be encouraged and taught in order to reverse the rising caesarean section rate.
E Nkwabong; P N Nana; R Mbu; W Takang; M R Ekono; L Kouam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1758-1133     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
PO Box 11063, Yaoundé, Cameroon
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