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OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare outcomes of women with placenta accreta who underwent cesarean hysterectomy with and without prophylactic intravascular balloon catheters. STUDY DESIGN Case-control study of women at risk for placenta accreta identified using hospital databases and billing records from January 1995 to January 2006.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare obstetric outcomes and maternal satisfaction in nulliparous women in spontaneous labor who used patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) vs continuous epidural infusion (CEI). STUDY DESIGN We conducted a double-masked trial of 270 nulliparous women who were assigned randomly to 3 groups (with a(More)
OBJECTIVE Using fetal pulse oximetry, we sought to quantify the impact of maternal oxygen administration in the management of nonreassuring fetal heart rate patterns. STUDY DESIGN In fetuses with specified abnormal nonreassuring fetal heart rate patterns, oxygen was administered to the mother, and fetal oxygenation was monitored with fetal pulse oximetry.(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the risk of preterm delivery of twin pregnancies based upon sonographic cervical length measurement and gestational age at measurement. METHODS Twin pregnancies that delivered between 1999 and 2005 and that underwent sonographic measurement of cervical length between 13 and 34 + 6 weeks' gestation were identified and a retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the impact of previous cervical surgery on preterm birth prior to 34 weeks in twins. METHODS A retrospective review of twin pregnancies delivered between January 1998 and December 2005 at two institutions was performed. Women with a prior cold knife cone (CKC), loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), or ablative procedure(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of triplet pregnancies in women with asymptomatic cervical shortening with and without a cervical cerclage. METHODS A retrospective review of all triplet pregnancies with biweekly serial cervical length surveillance was performed. Cervical shortening was defined as a cervical length of 2.5(More)
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