An audit of caesarean sections for very low birth weight babies.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208023
Title:
An audit of caesarean sections for very low birth weight babies.
Authors:
Khalifeh, A; Farah, N; Turner, M
Affiliation:
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Coombe Women and Infants University, Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2010 Apr;30(3):261-3.
Journal:
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208023
DOI:
10.3109/01443610903531410
PubMed ID:
20373927
Abstract:
This study reviewed caesarean sections for very low birth weight babies in a tertiary referral maternity hospital. Maternal and neonatal complications were recorded and classified according to uterine incision type. We reviewed medical records of 89 women over a period of 2 years. The indication for the caesarean section influenced the type of uterine incision made (p = 0.004). Women who had antepartum haemorrhage were more likely to need a vertical incision. There was also a higher incidence of vertical incisions for gestations <28 weeks (p = 0.029). Surprisingly, when the computerised discharge summaries were reviewed retrospectively, all the vertical uterine incisions were recorded as lower segment caesarean sections. This would have a clinical impact on those women in future pregnancies, especially in a highly mobile population.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Cesarean Section/methods/*statistics & numerical data; Female; Gestational Age; Humans; Infant, Newborn; *Infant, Very Low Birth Weight; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications/surgery; Pregnancy Outcome; Retrospective Studies
ISSN:
1364-6893 (Electronic); 0144-3615 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKhalifeh, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFarah, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:57:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:57:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:57:59Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Obstet Gynaecol. 2010 Apr;30(3):261-3.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1364-6893 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0144-3615 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20373927en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/01443610903531410en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208023-
dc.description.abstractThis study reviewed caesarean sections for very low birth weight babies in a tertiary referral maternity hospital. Maternal and neonatal complications were recorded and classified according to uterine incision type. We reviewed medical records of 89 women over a period of 2 years. The indication for the caesarean section influenced the type of uterine incision made (p = 0.004). Women who had antepartum haemorrhage were more likely to need a vertical incision. There was also a higher incidence of vertical incisions for gestations <28 weeks (p = 0.029). Surprisingly, when the computerised discharge summaries were reviewed retrospectively, all the vertical uterine incisions were recorded as lower segment caesarean sections. This would have a clinical impact on those women in future pregnancies, especially in a highly mobile population.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshCesarean Section/methods/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshGestational Ageen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Infant, Very Low Birth Weighten_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complications/surgeryen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Outcomeen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.titleAn audit of caesarean sections for very low birth weight babies.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Coombe Women and Infants University, Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of, Obstetrics and Gynaecologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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