Episiotomy and perineal tears presumed to be imminent: randomized controlled trial.

  title={Episiotomy and perineal tears presumed to be imminent: randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Christian Dannecker and Peter Hillemanns and Alexander S. Strauss and Uwe Hasbargen and Hermann Hepp and Christoph Anthuber},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  volume={83 4},
BACKGROUND The indication of the restricted use of episiotomy at tears presumed to be imminent is not clear. METHODS Randomized controlled trial with two perineal management policies. Use of episiotomy: (a). only for fetal indications and (b). in addition at a tear presumed to be imminent. PARTICIPANTS 146 primiparous women with an uncomplicated singleton pregnancy at >34 weeks of gestation. For the intention-to-treat analysis those 109 women were included who vaginally delivered a live… CONTINUE READING
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