Document Detail


Vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9149646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vacuum extraction is an effective method of operative vaginal delivery. The procedure is widely used in Europe and many developing countries as the instrument of choice for assisted vaginal deliveries and has recently gained greater acceptance in the United States. The vacuum procedure is relatively easy to learn and offers a safer, less traumatic alternative to the use of forceps or cesarean section for indicated deliveries. Advances in extractor cup design have resulted in fewer cases of neonatal and maternal trauma and improved efficacy. As with any procedure, strict attention to technique and sound clinical judgment are essential for success.
Authors:
S A Paluska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-22     Completed Date:  1997-05-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2197-203     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Delivery, Obstetric / methods*
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Vacuum*

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