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Moderate neonatal morbidity after vaginal term breech delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15621556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Comparison of the results of term breech births in our clinic with the Term Breech Trial (TBT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: During the investigation period prospective data were collected on all deliveries of a term baby in breech presentation. Some pregnant women were included in the TBT and randomized in a planned cesarean section (CS)-group and a planned vaginal birth (VB)-group. The remaining non-randomized women were divided into a primary CS-group and a started VB-group. Neonatal and maternal mortality and morbidity were analyzed retrospectively, according to the intended mode of delivery. RESULTS: Neonatal or maternal mortality occurred in none of the groups. Neither in the randomized group nor in the non-randomized group were significant differences in serious neonatal and maternal morbidity observed between the intended cesarean section-group and the group that started vaginal delivery. However, in the non-randomized group, moderate neonatal morbidity was significantly lower in the primary CS-group than in the started VB-group. CONCLUSION: The differences in moderate neonatal morbidity support the conclusion of the TBT, that primary cesarean section may be safer for the term breech baby than a trial of vaginal labor.
J F M Molkenboer; E P J Reijners; J G Nijhuis; F J M E Roumen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1476-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-28     Completed Date:  2005-05-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Atrium Medical Center, Heerlen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Breech Presentation*
Cesarean Section
Delivery, Obstetric / mortality*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Mortality*
Prospective Studies
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Retrospective Studies
Term Birth*

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