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Post-term pregnancy. I.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7422191     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The perinatal mortality and morbidity of 185 post-term pregnancies managed by weekly trial inductions starting at 42 weeks' gestation were compared to those of 119 post-term pregnancies with spontaneous labor before a trial induction was accomplished. One stillbirth occurred in the spontaneous labor group and one in the induced group. There was no statistical difference in the maternal or fetal morbidity in terms of bradycardia in labor, meconium-stained amniotic fluid, meconium aspiration, 1-minute Apgar scores less than 4, macrosomia (more than 4000 g), neonatal pneumonia, and the incidence of cesarean section. This retrospective analysis suggests that standard clinical management is sufficient to assure optimal perinatal outcome in post-term pregnancies.
J C Hauth; M T Goodman; L C Gilstrap; J E Gilstrap
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1980 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-12-18     Completed Date:  1980-12-18     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / epidemiology
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology
Labor, Induced*
Labor, Obstetric
Oxytocin / therapeutic use
Pregnancy, Prolonged*
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