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Guise JM, Eden K, Emeis C, et al. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2010 Mar. (Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 191.)

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Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACOG

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

AUROC

Area Under the Receiver Operating Characteristic curve

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AAP

American Academy of Pediatrics

BMI

Body mass index

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CI

Confidence interval

DARE

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness

EPC

Evidence-based Practice Center

ERCD

Elective repeat cesarean delivery

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FHR

Fetal heart rate

FMR

Fetal mortality rate

FTP

Failure to progress

GA

Gestational age

HCUP

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

HIE

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

HMO

Health Maintenance Organizations

I/A

Induction/augmentation

ICD-9

International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition/Revision

ICU

Intensive care unit

IOL

Induction of labor

IRB

Institutional review board

IRCD

Indicated repeat cesarean delivery

IUFD

Intrapartum fetal demise

kg

Kilograms

LTCD

Low transverse cesarean delivery

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine

MFMU

Units

mL

Milliliters

mm

Millimeters

NICU

Neonatal intensive care unit

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NMR

Neonatal mortality rate

NNH

Number needed to harm

NS

Not significant

OMAR

National Institutes of Health Office of Medical Applications of Research

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OR

Odds ratio

PGE2

prostaglandin E2

PMR

Perinatal mortality rate

RCD

Repeat cesarean delivery

RCT

Randomized controlled trial

RD

Risk difference

RDS

Respiratory distress syndrome

ROC

Receiver operating characteristic

ROM

Rupture of the membranes

RR

Relative risk

TEP

Technical expert panel

TTN

Transient tachypnea of the newborn

UK

United Kingdom

US

United States of America

USPSTF

US Preventive Services Task Force

VBAC

Vaginal birth after cesarean section

wk

Week(s)

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