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On the basis of 333 documented cases of permanent perinatal neurological damage, associated with arrest of the shoulders at birth, the authors conducted a retrospective study in order to evaluate the predisposing role, if any, of the utilization of extraction instruments. The investigation revealed that 35% of all injuries occurred in neonates delivered by(More)
A comparison of relevant statistics from National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, USA, for the years 1983-1989, revealed that after removal of major confounding factors, such as a fourfold difference in < 2500 gram births and an about tenfold discrepancy in the frequency of lethal congenital defects, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine birth weight related risks of fetal injury in connection with shoulder dystocia. STUDY DESIGN The investigation was based on a retrospective analysis of 316 fetal neurological injuries associated with deliveries complicated by arrest of the shoulders that occurred across the United States. RESULTS The study revealed that the(More)
The development of an acute parvovirus B-19 infection during pregnancy can cause pregnancy complications ranging from early pregnancy loss to nonimmune hydrops. There is no treatment, but preventive measures can be used to decrease perinatal mortality. The diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical suspicion and serology. If the fetus exhibits hydrops in(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that our inner city obstetric patients who have been infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) will have a higher prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection than the general population and to identify specific risk factors and high-risk groups. METHODS All patients in our prenatal clinic (July 1997-April 1999) who(More)
OBJECTIVE Ertapenem is a broad spectrum carbapenem approved for the treatment of postpartum endometritis. Data regarding clinical outcomes after treatment with ertapenem for endometritis after cesarean delivery are limited. Our objectives were to compare clinical outcomes and cost of ertapenem versus a multi-drug regimen for treatment of endometritis after(More)
BACKGROUND It is the purpose of this article to describe a suspected association of inadvertent vaccination with varicella vaccine during early pregnancy with the subsequent development of in utero miliary fetal tissue calcifications and fetal hydrops detected by sonogram at 15 weeks of gestation. CASE This is a case presentation of a pregnant patient who(More)
A prospective, randomized study of intravenous followed by oral ciprofloxacin compared with the combination of intravenous clindamycin and gentamicin was conducted in 122 women hospitalized with pelvic infections. Clinical diagnoses included endometritis (97 patients) and uncomplicated pelvic inflammatory disease (25 patients). Treatment successes for(More)