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Validation of the 1988 ACOG forceps classification system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1992398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In February 1988, an ACOG Committee Opinion substantially revised the classification of forceps operations. The revision addressed two significant shortcomings of the old system: Outlet forceps had been defined too narrowly and midforceps too imprecisely. We now report the results of a prospective study of 357 forceps deliveries classified using each system. Allowing up to 45 degrees of rotation in an outlet forceps delivery did not increase morbidity measured by any criterion. Dividing the old midforceps group by precisely identifying station and rotation permitted greater stratification of the risks of short-term neonatal and maternal morbidity. We conclude that our results validate the 1988 classification scheme.
A S Hagadorn-Freathy; E R Yeomans; G D Hankins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-13     Completed Date:  1991-03-13     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Injuries / etiology*
Obstetrical Forceps / classification*
Prospective Studies
Vagina / injuries
Wounds and Injuries / etiology

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