Complication rates following rotational forceps delivery ‘low’
The short-term rates of neonatal and maternal complications following successful Kielland’s rotational forceps delivery are low and comparable with other forms of delivery, and lower than those seen with cesarean delivery, say UK investigators.
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ConclusionsMode of delivery has no direct impact on risk of PPD; nevertheless, several modifiable or non‐modifiable mediators are present in this association. Women delivering at an emergency setting by emergency cesarean section or vacuum extraction, and reporting negatively experienced delivery comprise a high‐risk group for PPD.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
This study aimed to compare the dissolution and the intestinal absorption of tacrolimus in self-microemulsifying drug delivery system (SMEDDS) and solid dispersion (SD). Poloxamer 188 SD was prepared by the combination of the solvent evaporation method and the freeze drying method. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) SD was prepared by the solvent evaporation method combined with the vacuum drying method. The formation of SD was confirmed by SEM images which showed new solid phases. The SMEDDS was composed of oil (Labrafil M1944 CS 28%), surfactant (Cremophor EL 48%) and co-surfactant (Transcutol P 24%). The self microemu...
Abstract Fetal blood gas analysis (FBGA) using scalp blood is commonly used to identify serious fetal distress. However, there is a lack of data regarding its accuracy and reliability. The aim of this study was to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of FBGA for predicting postpartum acidosis in case of nonreassuring fetal heart rate tracings (NRFHRT). To this end, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of singleton term deliveries with NRFHRT according to Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique and Fisher cardiotocography...
Abstract AIM: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Studies have reported an increase in incidence of postpartum haemorrhage in recent years. Our goal was to investigate changes in the incidence of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and its risk factors in Switzerland from 1993 to 2014. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study used data from the national Swiss Hospital in-patient database for obstetric and gynaecological hospital admissions - "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schweizer Frauenkliniken" (ASF Statistik). All patients with deliverie...
A 2-month-old-boy presented to our emergency department with an apparent depressed area in the left parietal region. His mother informed the emergency department about ventouse and forceps-assisted delivery at 41 weeks' gestation with unremarkable antenatal care. She noticed an initial soft swelling that was diagnosed at the time as a cephalhematoma and was conservatively treated. The swelling eventually decreased in size and hardened. There was no history of trauma; clinical examination was unremarkable apart from positional plagiocephaly and the presence of a depressed area in the left parietal region.
This 14-month-old boy (Figure 1) presented for an initial eye examination because his mother described an “intolerance to light outdoors” since infancy, with a preference for playing indoors. At times, epiphora occured with intense photophobia. Medical history included forceps-assisted delivery at term. His development had been normal, with all growth milestones reached. There was no family history of childhood eye disease. On further examination, the child was easily upset and possessed no systemic abnormalities. Eye examination showed that he had brief fixation and followed toys for both
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