Risk factors for severe perineal tear: can we do better?

  title={Risk factors for severe perineal tear: can we do better?},
  author={Shlomit Riskin-Mashiah and E O'Brian Smith and Isabelle A Wilkins},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  volume={19 5},
Our aim was to investigate the risk factors associated with severe perineal tears defined as either third- or forth-degree tears and, ultimately, find strategies for prevention. We carried a retrospective analysis of a computerized perinatal database, collected prospectively, from a single county hospital between January 1, 1993 and June 30, 1998. Singleton vaginal vertex deliveries were analyzed for potential risk factors using univariate and multiple logistic regression analysis including all… CONTINUE READING