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Selected use of midline episiotomy: effect on perineal trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3601289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective, nonrandomized controlled study was performed to determine the effect of using midline episiotomy only for mothers who experienced fetal distress and/or operative vaginal delivery. Such a policy resulted in a significant decline in third- and fourth-degree lacerations in nulliparous women. This reduction was most pronounced in nulliparous women delivering infants larger than 3400 g. No third- or fourth-degree laceration occurred without antecedent episiotomy in any woman. A policy of using episiotomy selectively appears to lower the incidence of perineal trauma.
J M Thorp; W A Bowes; R G Brame; R Cefalo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-19     Completed Date:  1987-08-19     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Episiotomy / methods*
Perineum / injuries*
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  prevention & control*
Prospective Studies

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