Giovanni Turchi

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We aimed to clarify whether the short-term adverse neonatal outcomes associated with epidural analgesia are due to the epidural analgesia itself or to the instrumental delivery. A retrospective case–control study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between epidural analgesia, labor length, and perinatal outcomes. A total of 350 pregnant women at term(More)
BACKGROUND Second trimester emergency cerclage is an option for pregnant women presenting bulging fetal membranes. Despite a significant prolongation of pregnancy might be achieved, serious fetal and maternal events have been reported. Exclusion of infections through preprocedure amniocentesis has been proposed. METHODS A 37-year-old woman, gravida 4 para(More)
The aim of our study was to assess the sonographic indices of fetal head progression obtained by three-dimensional ultrasound during the second stage of labor in women with and without mobile epidural analgesia. Sonographic volume data sets were obtained with a transperineal approach every 20 min from the beginning of the active second stage until delivery.(More)
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