Tag: cesarean delivery

1. Prophylactic tranexamic acid treatment was shown to lower the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage in women undergoing cesarean delivery. 2. Tranexamic acid treatment was shown not to lower the incidence of hemorrhage-related outcomes such as additional uterotonic agent use and postpartum blood transfusion. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Uterotonic agents...
1. COVID-19 infection in late pregnancy was associated with adverse birth outcomes, such as cesarean section delivery and iatrogenic preterm birth. 2. Limited evidence was found for maternal-fetal vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing concern in the healthcare sector. However, little is...
1. Compared ­­to women who had spontaneous vaginal deliveries, women who underwent caesarian sections due to dystocia had decreased vitamin D level. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Dystocia, otherwise known as difficult or obstructed labor, is either directly or indirectly responsible for 30-60% of cesarean deliveries (C-sections). Vitamin D insufficiency during...
1. Prior preterm cesarean delivery was not associated with an increased risk of uterine rupture compared with prior term cesarean delivery during a subsequent trial of labor. Evidence Level Rating: 2 (Good) Uterine rupture is a feared obstetric emergency associated with substantial morbidity and mortality for both mother and fetus. It...
1. Examination of anthopometric data on infants from 2 Danish prospective cohorts showed that infants born by cesarean delivery (CD) vs. vaginal delivery had significantly higher BMI at 6 months. However, this difference did not continue into later childhood and adolescence. 2. There was no significant difference in body...
1. Compared with non-exercises, women who exercised during pregnancy were less likely to require an acute C-section during their first delivery. 2. High-impact and frequent exercise were associated with the greatest reduction in cesarean deliveries. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: In the United States roughly 1 in 3 women deliver...
1. At 2 years of follow-up, planned cesarean delivery was not associated with reduction in neurodevelopmental delay compared to planned vaginal delivery for term breech malpresentation. Original Date of Publication: September 2004 Study Rundown: Breech malpresentation complicates less than 5% of pregnancies but can be associated with meaningful intrapartum risks, including the...
1. There were no differences in pain scores immediately and 6 weeks post-operatively between women with staples compared to suture closure after cesarean delivery. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: As many as 1.3 million women in the United States undergo C-sections annually, accounting for nearly one in three deliveries. In...
1. At 2-year follow-up, planned cesarean delivery was not associated with reduction in neurodevelopmental delay compared to planned vaginal delivery for term breech malpresentation. Original Date of Publication: September 2004 Study Rundown: Breech malpresentation complicates less than 5% of pregnancies but can be associated with meaningful intrapartum risks, including the rare...
1. Incision to delivery time of ≤2 minutes was associated with greater risk of maternal morbidity during repeat cesarean delivery. 2. Uterine rupture and intraoperative transfusion were more likely among women undergoing faster emergent cesarean deliveries. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: While the rate of cesarean delivery (CD) has plateaued...