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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.
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

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Conclusions An educational workshop focusing on perineal support was not associated with a significant reduction in overall OASIS rates. Nevertheless, decreased forceps-related OASIS and fourth-degree lacerations rates support positive influence of the intervention.
Source: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: OBGYN Tags: AUGS Conference Submissions Source Type: research
Conclusions STrObE improved participants’ self-reported knowledge and confidence and lasting positive effects were observed for at least 6 months after the initial trainings. Moreover, the trainings were more beneficial for those with lower work experience, although they benefited all the participants.
Source: Medicina - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe use of a mediolateral episiotomy during both vacuum delivery and forceps delivery is associated with a fivefold to tenfold reduction in the rate of OASIS in primiparous and multiparous women.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion The intervention significantly decreases the frequency of OASIS, in line with the results obtained for earlier interventions. At the same time, a decrease in CS rate was obtained.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionASD‐R and PDA‐R devices can be successfully retrieved in the catheterization lab. It is critical to grab the center portion of the right atrial disc of the ASD‐R device or pulmonary portion of the PDA‐R device and to use adequately sized sheathes.
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research
Publication date: 5 March 2018 Source:Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 540 Author(s): Ling Zhang, Changming Zhao, Yulian Jiang, Yue Wang, Wensheng Yang, Tiexin Cheng, Guangdong Zhou The effect of sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS) on morphology and structure of calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) prepared via precipitation in solution were investigated by XRD, FT-IR and SEM techniques. The formation mechanism of spherical shell of CSH was also discussed. The results suggested that different concentrations of SDBS affect differently the structure and morphology of CSH. When the SDBS ...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
The federal government has withdrawn its appeal and agreed to pay $42 million to the parents of a Pennsylvania boy left disabled because of brain injuries allegedly caused by a doctor who used forceps during his birth
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
ConclusionsMaternal age, body mass index, bladder neck descent and family history of CS are antenatal predictors for levator trauma.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Authors: Schaudig U, Keserü M Abstract BACKGROUND: Presentation of a congenital abnormality that is rare, but follows a distinct course and can be diagnosed and cured promptly if the pathognomonic presentation is recognized. A congenital tarsal kink leads to a malposition of the upper eyelid margin that must not be missed, as it will lead to ulcerative keratitis if it is not treated. CASE PRESENTATION: An otherwise healthy newborn was presented after delivery with forceps with marked unilateral purulent secretion and blepharospasm. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: Neonatal dacryocystitis, gonococcal infection, ...
Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the impact of vacuum extraction on birth injuries among low birth weight neonate (2000 –2499 g).MethodsRetrospective cohort study of women with singleton pregnancies  >  34 weeks, birth weight of 2000–3500 g, undergoing vacuum extraction, between 2007 and 2014. Outcomes were compared between neonates who weighed 2000–2499 g and 2500–3500 g.ResultsOut of 62,102 deliveries, 5064 (8.2%) met the inclusion criteria, of which 269 (5.3%) neonates were included in the 2000 –2499 g group. In this group, gestational age at delivery wa...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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