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Episiotomies and the occurrence of severe perineal lacerations.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relation between the use of mediolateral episiotomy and the occurrence of severe (third degree) perineal tears in hospital deliveries in the Netherlands. DESIGN: An observational study. SUBJECTS: Data were derived from the Dutch National Obstetric Database (LVR) of 1990, from which 43,309 spontaneous, occipito-anterior, vaginal deliveries of live, singleton infants were investigated. INTERVENTION: Medio-lateral episiotomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: The occurrence of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Journal:
British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology More from this journal
Volume:
101
Issue:
12
Pages:
1064-1067
Publication date:
1994-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-0528
ISSN:
0306-5456
Language:
English
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pubs:35709
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uuid:6a02bff1-67ab-4645-872d-719016813f70
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pubs:35709
Source identifiers:
35709
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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