Incidence of persistent birth injury in macrosomic infants: association with mode of delivery.

@article{Kolderup1997IncidenceOP,
  title={Incidence of persistent birth injury in macrosomic infants: association with mode of delivery.},
  author={L B Kolderup and Russell K. Laros and Thomas J. Musci},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={177 1},
  pages={37-41}
}
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the incidence of birth injury in a cohort of macrosomic infants (birth weight >4000 gm) and analyze the association between persistent injury and delivery method. STUDY DESIGN Deliveries of 2924 macrosomic infants were reviewed. Outcomes were compared with those of 16,711 infants with birth weights between 3000 and 3999 gm. RESULTS Macrosomic infants had a sixfold increase in significant injury relative to controls (relative risk 6.7,95% confidence… CONTINUE READING

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