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Prognostic relevance of risk factors for obstetrical brachial plexopathy.
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PMID:  16622549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We did a case-control study to verify if the birthweight, forceps delivery or perinatal asphyxia have any significant effect on the prognosis of obstetrical brachial plexopathy. Group A was composed of 25 infants who completely recovered at the age of 6 months. Group B was composed of 21 infants who were still not able to remove a blindfold from the face with the affected limb in the sitting position at the age of 12 months. There was no statistical difference of the median birthweight or median first minute Apgar score between the groups. There was also no relation between birthweight higher than 4000 g, first minute Apgar score lower than 6 or forceps delivery with a poor prognosis.
Carlos O Heise; José Luiz D Gherpelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-04-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0004-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-19     Completed Date:  2007-03-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0125444     Medline TA:  Arq Neuropsiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ambulatório de Neurologia do Desenvolvimento, Clínica Neurológica, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score*
Birth Weight*
Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / diagnosis*
Case-Control Studies
Delivery, Obstetric
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Obstetrical Forceps / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Risk Factors

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