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Neonatal impact of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term: a comment on patient choice cesarean delivery.
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PMID:  15902129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The object of this study was to compare neonatal outcomes of term uncomplicated pregnancies delivered by scheduled repeat cesarean with outcomes of babies born to mothers intending to deliver vaginally. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study describes neonatal outcomes of term uncomplicated pregnancies. Neonates of mothers intending to deliver vaginally (n = 3134) are compared with neonates born by elective repeat cesarean delivery prior to labor (n = 117). RESULTS: Neonates born by elective repeat cesarean are more frequently admitted to advanced care nurseries than infants born to mothers intending to deliver vaginally (risk ratio 3.58, 95% confidence interval 3.35-3.58). CONCLUSION: The decision to undergo scheduled cesarean delivery appears to negatively impact immediate neonatal outcomes.
Nicholas S Fogelson; M Kathryn Menard; Thomas Hulsey; Myla Ebeling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  192     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-19     Completed Date:  2005-06-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1433-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Cesarean Section
Cesarean Section, Repeat*
Cohort Studies
Delivery, Obstetric / methods
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / therapy*
Intensive Care, Neonatal / statistics & numerical data*
Patient Satisfaction*
Respiration Disorders / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies

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