Volume 14, Issue 54 (7-2005)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2005, 14(54): 76-84 | Back to browse issues page

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Esmailpour N, Asgharnia M. Early Neonatal Injuries in Normal Vaginal and Cesarean Deliveries. jour guilan uni med sci. 2005; 14 (54) :76-84
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Abstract Introduction: About one percent of all deliveries are abnormal and 4% are “difficult” deliveries and since a long time ago vaginal delivery is considered as preferred method or delivery. Objective: The goal of this study was to provide a relatively complete picture of early neonatal injuries in vaginal and cesarean deliveries. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective descriptive study and the sample consisted of all women who delivered in Al-Zahra Maternity Hospital (Rasht) between 1998 June 20th to 1999 October 20th, whose neonate had some sort of injury. Their appropriate data was collected in a census sampling procedure. Results: There were 5289 (40%) cesarean section and 7828 (60%) normal vaginal deliveries with 24 (4.5per1000) early neonatal injuries in cesarean and 117 (1.5per1000) in vaginal deliveries. Most injuries in cesarean deliveries were ulcerations located on faces and skulls and in vaginal deliveries were clavicle fractures 19(3.6per1000) and 40 (5.3per1000) respectively. Conclusion: It appears that early neonatal injuries are more in vaginal deliveries than cesareans and elective cesarean may be a preferred procedure for some pregnant women. Although for thorough assessment a randomized clinical trial may be needed.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/02/8 | Accepted: 2014/02/8 | Published: 2014/02/8

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