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The mounting rate of cesarean sections. Is it accompanied by a drop in instrumental births?
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PMID:  18246239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the overall increase in rate of cesarean sections is accompanied by a parallel decrease in instrumental births. METHODS: A retrospective study carried out at the Queen Alia Military Hospital, Amman, Jordan. The records of all deliveries from January 1992 to December 2006 were reviewed, and analyzed. Points considered were the mode of delivery, indication, and any complication that might have ensued. RESULTS: During the 15-year period, there were 53194 deliveries. There were 5599 cesarean sections with an overall incidence of 10.5%, 1506 (2.8%) had a successful vacuum delivery, while only 370 (0.7%) had a forceps delivery. There was a statistically significant decrease in the use of both the vacuum extractor and the forceps after the new millennium, as compared to the last 7 years of the 20th century. CONCLUSION: The rising rate of cesarean sections at our hospital was accompanied by a drop in the rate of both the forceps and the ventous extractor.
Amer M Gharaibeh; Abdelnabi E Al-Bdour; Hakam F Akasheh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-04     Completed Date:  2008-04-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Queen Alia Military Hospital, Amman, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data*
Extraction, Obstetrical / statistics & numerical data*
Obstetrical Forceps / statistics & numerical data*
Retrospective Studies
Vacuum Extraction, Obstetrical / statistics & numerical data*
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Saudi Med J. 2008 Aug;29(8):1212   [PMID:  18690327 ]

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