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Obstetric practice and infant morbidity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  921906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A method is described of using matched pairs of index infants and controls to examine the hypothesis that induction or some other obstetric practice is associated with increased morbidity in the mature infant. All infants over 2250 g and 37 weeks gestation, without severe congenital defect or history of severe maternal disorder, born in the John Radcliffe and admitted to the Special Care Baby Unit in 1975 were identified. For each of these index infants a matched control was chosen using strict criteria. Contrast between the 109 matched pairs showed no significant differences between maternal characteristics, induction of labour, use of forceps or duration of labour. There was an excess of index infants born to mothers who had had epidural anaesthesia (P less than 0.05).
P Adelstein; J Fedrick; P Howat; R Robinson; A C Turnbull
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-01-27     Completed Date:  1978-01-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  721-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Extraction, Obstetrical
Infant Care
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases*
Labor, Induced / adverse effects*,  methods
Oxytocin / pharmacology
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