Cohort study of the decision to delivery interval and neonatal outcome for emergency operative vaginal delivery.

@article{Murphy2007CohortSO,
  title={Cohort study of the decision to delivery interval and neonatal outcome for emergency operative vaginal delivery.},
  author={Deirdre J. Murphy and Daisy K M Koh},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={196 2},
  pages={145.e1-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess whether a target decision to delivery interval (DDI) is appropriate for 'emergency' operative vaginal delivery and whether this would reduce adverse neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective cohort study of 1021 singleton term babies who experienced operative delivery for 'fetal distress' in the second stage of labor between 1998 and 2003 in Dundee, Scotland. RESULTS The mean DDI in a labor room was 14.5 minutes (SD 9.5… CONTINUE READING
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