Ultrasound versus routine care before instrumental vaginal delivery: A systematic review and meta ‐analysis

The objective was to report the role of intrapartum ultrasound examination in affecting maternal and perinatal outcome in women undergoing instrumental vaginal delivery.Material and methodsMEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, Google Scholar and ClinicalTrial.gov databases were searched. Inclusion criteria were randomized controlled trials comparing ultrasound assessment of fetal head position vs routine standard care (digital examination) before instrumental vaginal delivery (either vacuum or forceps). The primary outcome was failed instrumental delivery extraction followed by cesarean section. Secondary outcomes were postpartum hemorrhage, 3rd or 4th degree perineal lacerations, episiotomy, prolonged hospital stay, Apgar score
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW Source Type: research

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