Mode of delivery and risk of respiratory diseases in newborns.

  title={Mode of delivery and risk of respiratory diseases in newborns.},
  author={Elliot M Levine and Vikas Ghai and Jason J. S. Barton and Charles M. Strom},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={97 3},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is an increased incidence of persistent pulmonary hypertension in neonates delivered by cesarean, with or without labor, compared with those delivered vaginally. METHODS We did a computerized retrospective review of 29,669 consecutive deliveries over 7 years (1992-1999). The incidences of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, transient tachypnea of the newborn, and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) were tabulated for each delivery mode. Cases… CONTINUE READING
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