Decision-to-delivery intervals and perinatal outcomes following emergency cesarean delivery in a Nigerian tertiary hospital.

@article{Bello2015DecisiontodeliveryIA,
  title={Decision-to-delivery intervals and perinatal outcomes following emergency cesarean delivery in a Nigerian tertiary hospital.},
  author={Folasade Adenike Bello and Taiwo A Tsele and Timothy A. O Oluwasola},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={130 3},
  pages={279-83}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the decision-to-delivery interval (DDI) for emergency cesarean deliveries (CDs) at a tertiary center in Nigeria, to evaluate causes of delay, and to assess the effects of delays on perinatal outcomes. METHODS Between September and November 2010, a prospective, observational study was undertaken at University College Hospital, Ibadan. Events that occurred after a decision to perform an emergency CD were recorded. Associations between outcomes and the DDI were analyzed… CONTINUE READING