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Does advanced maternal age significantly increase the risk for cesarean section, and is intrapartum cesarean section a higher risk in an older age group of women? BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
A recent study shows that infant head circumference has a greater effect on rates of cesarean section and instrumental delivery than birth weight.
(University of Helsinki) Vaginal delivery is associated with approximately twofold increase in the risk of stress urinary incontinence compared to cesarean section. However, avoiding one case of at le...
Vaginal delivery is associated with approximately twofold increase in the risk of stress urinary incontinence compared to cesarean section. However, avoiding one case of at least moderate stress incon...
Rice University students and their mentors have created a sterilization station for surgical instruments that can help minimize risk of infections to patients anywhere in the world.
SYNOPSIS: A study assessing the effects of instituting a model of certified nurse midwife with MD laborist backup on a private patient population showed a decrease in cesarean section rate and an incr...
Data on three common surgical procedures -- open fracture repair, emergency laparotomy, and cesarean sections -- provide an estimate of overall availability of essential surgical care in Ghana, accord...
Study finds planned repeat cesarean section not linked to worse child health than vaginal birth after cesarean section.
We found cesarean section (C-section) surgical site infection (SSI) at our institution was significantly higher than the national benchmark.
A cesarean section rate of up to 19.4% is reported worldwide. Surgical site infection occurs with rates of up to 13.5%. Plastic-sheath wound retractors show reduced rates of surgical site infections i...
To assess how enhanced postdischarge telephone follow-up calls would improve case finding for surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance after cesarean section.
Surgical site infections (SSI) occur in 1.8%-9.2% of women undergoing cesarean section (CS) and lead to greater morbidity rates and increased treatment costs. The aim of the study was to evaluate the ...
This study aimed to analyze the effect of labor epidural (LE) on the incidence of cesarean section (CS) and assess the risk factors involved in failed conversion of LE to surgical anesthesia for CS.