Sonographic assessment of fetal spine and head position during the first and second stages of labor for the diagnosis of persistent occiput posterior position: a pilot study.

@article{Blasi2010SonographicAO,
  title={Sonographic assessment of fetal spine and head position during the first and second stages of labor for the diagnosis of persistent occiput posterior position: a pilot study.},
  author={Immacolata Blasi and R D'amico and Valentina Fenu and Annibale Volpe and I. R. Fuchs and Wolfgang Henrich and V Mazza},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={210-5}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this pilot study was to perform a preliminary investigation into the predictive values of the position of the fetal spine and of the occiput measured during the first and second stages of labor by intrapartum ultrasound for persistent occiput posterior (OP) position. METHODS This was a prospective, cohort study, in which 100 women with singleton pregnancies were enrolled during the first or second stage of labor. The women underwent intrapartum transabdominal sonography… CONTINUE READING
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