Procedures and Techniques

Jul 21, 2019 by in OBSTETRICS Comments Off on Procedures and Techniques

Cervical cerclage AA Calder Among the catalogue of procedures designed to improve pregnancy outcome cervical cerclage is one of the most controversial. Its purpose is clear, namely to prevent or reduce…

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Cord Prolapse

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‘Yet sometimes the navel string falls down and comes before it; for which cause the child is in much danger of death … As soon as ’tis perceived, you must…

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Retained Placenta

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‘I find it both amongst the ancients and moderns there have been different opinions and directions about delivering the placenta; some alleging that it should be delivered slowly, or left…

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Analgesia and Anaesthesia

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‘No greater boon has ever come to mankind than the power thus granted to induce a temporary but complete insensibility to pain’. Howard Wilcox Haggard Devils, drugs, and doctors. the…

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Amniotic Fluid Embolism

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‘Pulmonary embolism by the particulate matter contained in amniotic fluid which gained entrance to the maternal circulation has been demonstrated by us at autopsy in 8 cases in which it…

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Lower Genital Tract Trauma

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Perineal trauma after childbirth affects millions of women worldwide. Approximately 85% of women sustain some form of perineal trauma following vaginal delivery. Short and long-term morbidity associated with perineal repair…

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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‘Is there such a disease as acquired haemophilia? … I believe there is such an affection as a temporary haemophilia, but the demonstration of the same, I admit, presents no…

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Haemorrhagic Shock

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‘It is clear that when patients are in this condition, trembling upon the very brink of destruction, there is but little time for you to think what ought to be…

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Acute Uterine Inversion

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‘The child was born about an hour before I came, and the midwife in attempting to bring away the placenta, had inverted the uterus; for upon examination, I found the…

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Antepartum Haemorrhage

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Antepartum haemorrhage (APH) refers to bleeding from the genital tract after 20 weeks of gestation, which is 4−6 weeks below the lower limit of fetal viability. Establishing the cause of…

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