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Probability of breech presentation and its significance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20230320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Existing data related to the probability of breech presentation suggest that the breech presentation is a consequence of mere filling of the intrauterine space, with the same probability of breech and cephalic presentation. As a consequence, group of cephalic presenting fetuses is heterogeneous. Some fetuses randomly assume the cephalic presentation while others assume cephalic presentation 'intentionally' for a reason. Before comparing breech and cephalic presenting fetuses/newborns, bias should be eliminated by subtracting from the cephalic-presenting group the number of fetuses/newborns that is identical with the number of breech-presenting fetuses/newborns with identical characteristics. The subtracted group should be added to the breech-presenting group before comparison with the remaining cephalic-presenting fetuses/newborns. The comparison should be corrected for the gestational age and according to data that are not influenced by delivery. Data suggest that the physiological process that accounts for 92% of cephalic-presenting human fetuses at delivery should be sought from the 25th gestational week onwards.
Slobodan R Sekulić; Aleksandra Mikov; Dorđe S Petrović
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
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:  23     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1160-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia.
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MeSH Terms
Breech Presentation / epidemiology*
Gestational Age*

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