Risk factors associated with anal sphincter tear: a comparison of primiparous patients, vaginal births after cesarean deliveries, and patients with previous vaginal delivery.

@article{Richter2002RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with anal sphincter tear: a comparison of primiparous patients, vaginal births after cesarean deliveries, and patients with previous vaginal delivery.},
  author={Holly Elizabeth Richter and Cynthia G Brumfield and Suzanne P. Cliver and Kathryn Larsen Burgio and Cherry L Neely and R. Edward Varner},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={187 5},
  pages={1194-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to identify obstetric risk factors for anal sphincter tear in primiparous patients, patients with a previous cesarean delivery (VBAC), and patients with a previous vaginal delivery (PVD). STUDY DESIGN An obstetrics automated record system was accessed to retrospectively review records of all singleton vaginal deliveries at greater than 36 weeks' gestation (excluding breech and stillbirth) from 1995 through 2000 (n = 10,928). A number of potential risk… CONTINUE READING

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