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Labour outcome of women with successful external cephalic version: a prospective study.
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PMID:  20121496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Labour outcome for women following successful external cephalic version (ECV) was evaluated in a prospective case control study. ECV was successfully performed on 93 women in a dedicated ECV clinic at St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth between 2004 and 2006. In the study group, 50% (n = 93) of women had a successful ECV. There were 103 women in the control group. There was no significant difference in the rate of instrumental deliveries between the study and the control groups. The rate for caesarean section was higher in the ECV group (18.2, n = 93) compared with the control group (7.7, n = 103; p < 0.028). When compared with the control group, the study group had a higher epidural rate (p < 0.016), oxytocin augmentation (p < 0.001), induction of labour rate (p < 0.009), electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) (p < 0.0001), abnormal fetal heart rate (p < 0.014) and birth in main unit (p < 0.001). Our data provide useful guidance to women undergoing ECV.
S Jain; C Mulligama; V Tagwira; C Guyer; Y Cheong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-03     Completed Date:  2010-04-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton SO16 5YA, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Breech Presentation*
Case-Control Studies
Delivery, Obstetric / statistics & numerical data
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Great Britain
Prospective Studies
Version, Fetal / statistics & numerical data*
Young Adult

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