• Changes in vaginal breech delivery rates in a single large metropolitan area.

      Hehir, Mark P; O'Connor, Hugh D; Kent, Etaoin M; Fitzpatrick, Chris; Boylan, Peter C; Coulter-Smith, Samuel; Geary, Michael P; Malone, Fergal D; Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. markhehir23@gmail.com (2012-06)
      Vaginal breech delivery rates have been accepted widely to be in decline and the Term Breech Trial (TBT) has recommended delivery of a breech-presenting infant by elective cesarean section delivery. Our aim was to examine the rate of vaginal delivery of term breech pregnancies in the 8 years before and after the publication of the TBT.
    • Obstetric anal sphincter injury, risk factors and method of delivery - an 8-year analysis across two tertiary referral centers.

      Hehir, Mark P; O'Connor, Hugh D; Higgins, Shane; Robson, Michael S; McAuliffe, Fionnuala M; Boylan, Peter C; Malone, Fergal D; Mahony, Rhona; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Maternity Hospital, Holles St. Dublin 2 , Ireland (2013-10)
      Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) represents a major cause of maternal morbidity and is a risk factor for the development of fecal incontinence. We set out to analyze the incidence of OASIS and its association with mode of delivery in two large obstetric hospitals across an 8-year study period.