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Labor and delivery following successful external cephalic version.
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PMID:  11041439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study is to determine if successful external cephalic version is followed by an increased likelihood of prolonged labor or operative delivery. Women having a successful external cephalic version of a normal singleton fetus > or =37 weeks' gestation between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 1998 were included. Each case was matched for gestational age at delivery (+/-1 week), labor onset (spontaneous or induced), prior vaginal delivery (yes or no), and cervical dilation on admission for delivery (+/-1 cm) to the next three patients delivering a spontaneously vertex term singleton. Maternal demographics, intrapartum variables, neonatal outcomes, and route of delivery were examined. Statistical comparisons were performed by the Student's t-test or Fisher's exact test. The 38 cases and 114 controls were similar by maternal age, race, gestational age at delivery, birth weight, and insurer. There were no differences in the frequency of epidural or oxytocin use, maternal genital tract lacerations, or blood loss at delivery. Neonatal outcomes, assessed by 1- and 5-min Apgar score <7, or neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission did not differ between cases and controls. The labor length of patients undergoing successful version was similar to that of women laboring with spontaneously vertex fetuses (10.8 +/- 8.9 vs. 10.1 +/- 10.1 hr, p = 0.4). The frequencies of operative vaginal and cesarean delivery in cases did not differ from those of controls (3/38 vs. 1/114, p = 0.56 and 4/38 vs. 8/114, p = 0.51, respectively.) Labor duration and delivery route following successful external cephalic version do not differ from women with spontaneously vertex fetuses.
J R Wax; K Sutula; T Lerer; J D Steinfeld; C J Ingardia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-22     Completed Date:  2001-02-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut 06102, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Labor, Obstetric*
Matched-Pair Analysis
Pregnancy Outcome
Time Factors
Version, Fetal*

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