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Postpartum fetal head circumference and its influence on labour duration in nullipara.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12963505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective analysis of postpartum fetal head circumference (FHC) and birth weight and its effect on the duration of labour was undertaken. The aim was to assess the predictive value of postpartum FHC versus birth weight in predicting dystocia. A FHC > 37 cm was associated significantly with a prolonged first and second stage of labour. A receiver operator curve (ROC) shows that the sensitivity and specificity of a FHC > 37 cm is as good as a fetal weight > 4.5 kg in predicting dystocia.
M M Kennelly; R Anjum; S Lyons; G Burke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-09     Completed Date:  2003-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  496-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Regional Maternity Hospital, Limerick, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Delivery, Obstetric / methods
Dystocia / etiology*
Fetus / anatomy & histology*
Head / anatomy & histology*
Labor, Obstetric / physiology
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors

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