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High birthweight and shoulder dystocia: the strongest risk factors for obstetrical brachial plexus palsy in a Swedish population-based study.

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BACKGROUND: Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) is a serious form of neonatal morbidity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to study the incidence of OBPP and to analyze its risk factors. METHODS: This is a population-based retrospective case-control study. All deliveries recorded in the Swedish Medical Birth Registry between 1987 and 1997 (n = 1 213 987) were investigated. Cases (n = 2399) with OBPP were compared to all other cases. RESULTS: The incidence of OBPP increased from 0.17 i...

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Journal:
Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
Volume:
84
Issue:
7
Pages:
654-659
Publication date:
2005-07-01
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EISSN:
1600-0412
ISSN:
0001-6349
Source identifiers:
365974
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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