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Systematic Review: Elective Induction of Labor Versus Expectant Management of Pregnancy
Induction of labor is increasing in the United Statesfrom 9.5% of births in 1990 to 22.1% of births in 2004 (1, 2). Labor may be induced because of maternal (for example, diabetes mellitus, unstableExpand
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Variation in the decision to terminate pregnancy in the setting of fetal aneuploidy.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate of pregnancy termination for various fetal aneuploidies, and to evaluate predictors of this choice. METHODS A retrospective cohort study identified all patientsExpand
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Maternal and neonatal outcomes of elective induction of labor.
BACKGROUND Induction of labor is on the rise in the U.S., increasing from 9.5 percent in 1990 to 22.1 percent in 2004. Although, it is not entirely clear what proportion of these inductions areExpand
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Repeatability of the KT-1000 arthrometer in a normal population
Despite its popularity, the MEDmetric KT-1000 arthro meter's reliability remains inadequately documented. We conducted this study to determine the magnitude of trial-to-trial (within installation),Expand
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The Association Between Persistent Occiput Posterior Position and Neonatal Outcomes
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of persistent occiput posterior position on neonatal outcome. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 31,392 term, cephalic, singleton births. Women withExpand
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Second Stage of Labor and Epidural Use: A Larger Effect Than Previously Suggested
OBJECTIVE: To examine the length of second stage of labor with and without an epidural during labor. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 42,268 women who delivered vaginally with normalExpand
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Manual rotation to reduce caesarean delivery in persistent occiput posterior or transverse position
Objective. To examine mode of delivery and perinatal outcomes in women with occiput posterior (OP) or transverse (OT) position in the second stage of labour with a trial of manual rotation comparedExpand
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Associated factors and outcomes of persistent occiput posterior position: A retrospective cohort study from 1976 to 2001
Objective. To identify maternal and fetal risk factors associated with persistent occiput posterior position at delivery, and to examine the association of occiput posterior position with subsequentExpand
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Manual rotation of the fetal occiput: predictors of success and delivery.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to define predictors of successful rotation and rate of cesarean delivery after manual rotation of the fetal occiput from occiput posterior or transverseExpand
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Velamentous cord insertion: is it associated with adverse perinatal outcomes?*
Abstract Introduction: Velamentous cord insertion (VCI) can be identified on prenatal ultrasound with an incidence of around 1%. We set out to examine the association between VCI and perinatalExpand
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