Prediction of cesarean delivery in the term nulliparous woman: results from the prospective, multicenter Genesis study

@article{Burke2017PredictionOC,
  title={Prediction of cesarean delivery in the term nulliparous woman: results from the prospective, multicenter Genesis study},
  author={Naomi Burke and Gerard Burke and Fionnuala M. Breathnach and Fionnuala M Mcauliffe and John J Morrison and Michael J. Turner and Samina Dornan and John R. Higgins and A Cotter and Michael Patrick Geary and Peter Mcparland and Sean F Daly and Fiona Cody and Pat Dicker and Elizabeth Catherine Tully and Fergal Desmond Malone},
  journal={American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={216},
  pages={598.e1–598.e11}
}
BACKGROUND: In contemporary practice many nulliparous women require intervention during childbirth such as operative vaginal delivery or cesarean delivery (CD). Despite the knowledge that the increasing rate of CD is associated with increasing maternal age, obesity and larger infant birthweight, we lack a reliable method to predict the requirement for such potentially hazardous obstetric procedures during labor and delivery. This issue is important, as there are greater rates of morbidity and… CONTINUE READING
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