Elective cesarean section to prevent anal incontinence and brachial plexus injuries associated with macrosomia—a decision analysis

@article{Culligan2004ElectiveCS,
  title={Elective cesarean section to prevent anal incontinence and brachial plexus injuries associated with macrosomia—a decision analysis},
  author={Patrick J. Culligan and John A. Myers and Roger P. Goldberg and Linda S Blackwell and Stephan F. Gohmann and Troy D. Abell},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={19-28}
}
Our aim was to determine the cost-effectiveness of a policy of elective C-section for macrosomic infants to prevent maternal anal incontinence, urinary incontinence, and newborn brachial plexus injuries. We used a decision analytic model to compare the standard of care with a policy whereby all primigravid patients in the United States would undergo an ultrasound at 39 weeks gestation, followed by an elective C-section for any fetus estimated at ≥4500 g. The following clinical consequences were… CONTINUE READING
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