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Maternal transport of patients with advanced cervical dilatation--to fly or not to fly?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1738518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Emergency maternal transport of women in advanced preterm labor often involves difficult decisions about whether to transport or not. A retrospective review of maternal transports performed in northern Arizona by Samaritan Air Evac covered a 21-month period. Of the 1080 patients transported for preterm labor, 54 calls for transport (5%) were received when the patient was 7 cm or more dilated. Five women were delivered at the referring hospital and 49 were transported, none of whom delivered en route. Only 21 (39%) of them delivered in the first hour after arrival at the tertiary center. The decision to transport patients in advanced preterm labor should be based on such factors as distance between hospitals, time required to cover that distance, personnel on the transport, facilities available at the transporting hospital, gestational age, and speed with which labor has progressed.
J P Elliott; T L Sipp; K T Balazs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-18     Completed Date:  1992-03-18     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Phoenix Perinatal Associates, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Arizona.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery, Obstetric
Labor Stage, First*
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Retrospective Studies
Transportation of Patients*

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