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Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2000;(2):CD000082.

Expedited versus conservative approaches for vaginal delivery in breech presentation.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Coronation Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa. 091just@chiron.wits.ac.za

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In a vaginal breech birth there may be benefit from rapid delivery of the baby to prevent progressive acidosis. However, this needs to be weighed against the potential trauma of a quick delivery.

OBJECTIVES:

The objective of this review was to assess the effects of expedited vaginal delivery (breech delivery from umbilicus to delivery of the head within one contraction) on perinatal outcomes.

SEARCH STRATEGY:

The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth trials register and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched. Date of last search: February 1999.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Randomised trials of expedited vaginal breech delivery compared with delivery not routinely expedited in women undergoing vaginal breech delivery.

DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS:

Eligibility and trial quality were assessed by one reviewer.

MAIN RESULTS:

No studies were included.

REVIEWER'S CONCLUSIONS:

There is not enough evidence to evaluate the effects of expedited vaginal breech delivery.

PMID:
10796121
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