Tag: c-section

Image: PD  1. Women delivering for the first time via Cesarean delivery were less likely to have a subsequent live birth.  2. Women experiencing pregnancy and childbirth complications during their first delivery were less likely to have a subsequent live birth.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: This study used delivery data...
Image: PD 1. Different c-section techniques  (blunt vs. sharp entry, single-layer vs. double-layer closure, etc.) resulted in equivalent risk for short-term maternal and infant morbidity. 2. Compared to using polyglactin-910 (PG-910) sutures, the use of chromic catgut sutures for uterine repair was associated with lower likelihood of requiring >1 unit of...
Image: Salim Fadhley 1. Among women undergoing urgent or emergent cesarean deliveries (CD), informed consent was frequently obtained only after the decision for CD had been made.  2. Short consent times were more common in women undergoing cesarean delivery for fetal heart rate indications.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study found...
Image: PD 1. Prophylactic antibiotics, blunt cephalad-caudad expansion of uterine incision, and oxytocin infusions to prevent post-partum hemorrhage are all recommended with a high level of certainty. 2. Supplemental oxygen and subcutaneous drains have been consistently shown to have no significant effect on maternal morbidity, and are therefore not recommended. This systematic...