Nuchal cords in term and postterm deliveries--do we need to know?

  title={Nuchal cords in term and postterm deliveries--do we need to know?},
  author={Leonhard Sch{\"a}ffer and T. H. Burkhardt and Roland Zimmermann and Juozas Kurmanavi{\vc}ius},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={106 1},
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of nuchal cords on perinatal features at delivery of term and postterm pregnancies. METHODS A total of 11,748 women with planned vaginal deliveries, including 9,574 term and 2,174 postterm deliveries, were analyzed for intrapartum events, clinical peripartum management, mode of delivery, and neonatal outcome. The presence of nuchal cords was diagnosed clinically at the time of delivery. Data were obtained from our perinatal database between 1995 and 2004 for… CONTINUE READING

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