Vacuum extraction of preterm infants with birth weights of 1,500-2,499 grams

R. Morales, Charles Adair, L. Sanchez-Ramos, F. L. Gaudier

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This study evaluated neonatal morbidity in preterm infants with birth weights of 1,500-2,499 who were delivered by vacuum extraction. The retrospective, observational study covered 61 infants delivered vaginally with vacuum extraction versus 122 matched controls delivered spontaneously. All infants were at <37 weeks of gestation, with birth weights ranging from 1,500 to 2,499 g. Main neonatal outcomes studied were Apgar scores, umbilical artery blood pH and base excess, intraventricular hemorrhage, admission to the neonatal intensive care unit and length of hospital stay. The study population did not differ in any maternal or neonatal demographic parameter. There was a decreased need for episiotomies in the vacuum-assisted deliveries versus the controls (41% versus 57%, P = .01, odds ratio = .51, confidence interval = .27, .96). Neonatal morbidity was not significantly different in infants with vacuum assisted deliveries. Vacuum extraction does not seem to increase neonatal morbidity in preterm infants with birth weights of 1,500- 2,499 g.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Volume40
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Vacuum
Birth Weight
Premature Infants
Morbidity
Length of Stay
Episiotomy
Umbilical Arteries
Apgar Score
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Observational Studies
Retrospective Studies
Odds Ratio
Mothers
Demography
Confidence Intervals
Hemorrhage
Pregnancy
Population

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Vacuum extraction of preterm infants with birth weights of 1,500-2,499 grams. / Morales, R.; Adair, Charles; Sanchez-Ramos, L.; Gaudier, F. L.

In: The Journal of reproductive medicine, Vol. 40, No. 2, 1995, p. 127-130.

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Morales, R, Adair, C, Sanchez-Ramos, L & Gaudier, FL 1995, 'Vacuum extraction of preterm infants with birth weights of 1,500-2,499 grams', The Journal of reproductive medicine, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 127-130.
Morales, R. ; Adair, Charles ; Sanchez-Ramos, L. ; Gaudier, F. L. / Vacuum extraction of preterm infants with birth weights of 1,500-2,499 grams. In: The Journal of reproductive medicine. 1995 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 127-130.
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