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Uterine rupture during pregnancy and delivery among women attending the Al-Tthawra Hospital in Sana'a City Yemen Republic.
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PMID:  17426793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: About 20 percent of the population in developing countries is composed of women of reproductive age. These women face one of the catastrophic risks of pregnancy "uterine rupture". Studies conducted in the developing world give strong evidence that uterine rupture is a major health problem in these countries with the rate being high in rural areas. AIM: The purpose of the study was to estimate the incidence and determine the risk factors and outcome of uterine rupture among women using the referral hospital Al-thawra in Sana'a City, Yemen republic and to extrapolate the data to the whole of Yemen. METHODS: The data was collected retrospectively; by interviewing, examining and following up all the cases of uterine rupture coming to the hospital during a period of 9 months between September 1996 and May 1997. A descriptive analysis and distribution frequency of the commonest causes of uterine rupture in 37 cases are presented taking into account medical, reproductive, health services provided and sociodemographic factors. RESULTS: Incidence of uterine rupture in Yemen was found to be (0.63), obstructed labor 83 %, contracted pelvis 19 %, previous surgery in 48 %, Oxytocine infusion in 42 %. Grand-multiparty was in 65 % and maternal age over 35 years in 50 %. Antenatal care was only in 34 %. CONCLUSION: The high percentage of malpresentation, cephalopelvic disproportion, previous uterine surgery accompanied by the high percentage of use of Oxytocin in this study highlights very clearly the role of this medication in increasing the risk of uterine rupture in Yemen.
Ishraq Dhaifalah; Jiri Santavy; Helena Fingerova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia     Volume:  150     ISSN:  1213-8118     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-11     Completed Date:  2008-03-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140142     Medline TA:  Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub     Country:  Czech Republic    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Human Genetic and Fetal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University and University Hospital, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology,  etiology*
Risk Factors
Uterine Rupture / epidemiology,  etiology*
Yemen / epidemiology

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