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OBJECTIVES To assess the perinatal outcome of teenage pregnancy in a large cohort and to determine risk factors for low birth weight (LBW) in teenage pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN All singleton first deliveries to mothers of age 16-24 years between 1990 and 1997 were included. The deliveries were subdivided into three maternal age groups (16-17 and 18-19(More)
UNLABELLED We conducted this prospective study to characterize the obstetric and sociodemographic variables that predict physicians' recommendations and patients' acceptance of intrapartum epidural analgesia. The study population consisted of 447 consecutive, low-risk parturients in early active labor. Epidural analgesia was recommended to 393 patients(More)
The study was aimed to define parturients’ opinion on either epidural analgesia or intravenous pethidine, and to determine the effect of both analgesics after delivery. We interviewed and examined 401 consecutive parturients who requested analgesia during the beginning of their active stage of labor. Of those, 131 women requested and underwent epidural(More)
BACKGROUND Women who work commercially in sex work (female sex workers [FSW]) are considered a high-risk group for sexually transmissible infections (STI), yet the level of reported pathogens varies in studies around the world. This study reviewed STI rates reported in 42 studies of FSW around the world published between 1995 and 2006 and analysed the(More)
To compare postoperative pain perception and analgesia requirements in patients undergoing cesarean section (CS) using general versus spinal anesthesia. A prospective, observational study of patients undergoing elective CS during 2009 under either general or spinal anesthesia. Postoperative pain intensity and analgesia requirements were evaluated for up to(More)
To characterize neonatal morbidity and mortality rates in extreme preterm deliveries (between 23 and 27 weeks’ gestation) with and without PPROM, and to evaluate the association between PPROM and chorioamnionitis. A retrospective population-based study was conducted on preterm singleton pregnancies delivered between 23 and 27 weeks’ gestation from 1988 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of local lidocaine incision-site injection in patients undergoing cesarean deliveries (CD), on post operative pain and analgesic requirements. STUDY DESIGN In this prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, patients undergoing elective CD were randomly assigned to receive 1% lidocaine solution or placebo to the(More)
It was the aim of this study to evaluate the obstetric performance of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in comparison to the general Jewish obstetric population. The study was performed at the Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, which manages the busiest delivery ward in Israel. Between 1988 and 1991 a total of 20,047 non-Ethiopian women (Group N) and 431(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the necessity of routine cervical dilatation during elective cesarean delivery (ECD). MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study including all ECD during 2005 was performed, comparing post operative complications between patients with and without cervical dilatation. RESULTS Out of 666 ECD, 348 underwent routine cervical(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is a difference in the pregnancy rate in women with Turner's syndrome (45,X) in an ovum donation program compared with women with other causes of premature ovarian failure. DESIGN Retrospective chart review of women with Turner's syndrome (n = 11) and premature ovarian failure (n = 38) in a donor ovum program using(More)