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External cephalic version

Shahrukh Chaudhary, Stephen Contag, Ruofan Yao
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the association between body mass index (BMI) and success of ECV. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis of singleton live births in the USA from 2010 to 2014 using birth certificate data. Patients were assigned a BMI category according to standard WHO classification. Comparisons of success of ECV between the BMI categories were made using chi-square analysis with normal BMI as the reference group. Cochran-Armitage test was performed to look for a trend of decreasing success of ECV as BMI increased...
January 21, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Fumio Suyama, Kohei Ogawa, Yukiko Tazaki, Terumi Miwa, Kosuke Taniguchi, Noriyuki Nakamura, Satomi Tanaka, Shinji Tanigaki, Haruhiko Sago
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the outcomes and risk factors of fetal bradycardia after external cephalic version (ECV). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of women who underwent ECV after 35 weeks of gestation in 2010-2016. We assessed the birth outcomes, including umbilical cord artery pH, according to the duration of fetal bradycardia and the risk factors for bradycardia. RESULTS: Among 390 cases, 189 (48.5%) cases showed fetal bradycardia during or immediately after ECV...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Simone M Kuppens, Ida Smailbegovic, Saskia Houterman, Ingrid de Leeuw, Tom H Hasaart
BACKGROUND: Fetal heart rate abnormalities (FHR) during and after external cephalic version (ECV) are relatively frequent. They may raise concern about fetal wellbeing. Only occasionally they may lead to an emergency cesarean section. METHODS: Prospective cohort study in 980 women (> 34 weeks gestation) with a singleton fetus in breech presentation. During and after external cephalic version (ECV) FHR abnormalities were recorded. Obstetric variables and delivery outcome were evaluated...
October 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
K Wágnerová, L Hruban, P Janků
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of opinions and subjective feelings of patients who have undergone an external cephalic version of a fetus in breech presentation after the 36th week of pregnancy. DESIGN: Observational analytic cohort study. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Masaryk University, University Hospital Brno. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected opinions and subjective evaluation from pregnant women who underwent an attempt of external cephalic version at the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Masaryk University in Brno in the period from 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2016 through a questionnaire...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
J Boujenah, C Fleury, C Bonneau, I Pharisien, A Tigaizin, L Carbillon
INTRODUCTION: To assess the mode of delivery and Caesarean Section (CS) rate after successful External Cephalic Version (ECV). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A matched case-control study. Data were gathered from a tertiary care university hospital register from 1996-2015. All pregnant women who delivered after successful External Cephalic Version (ECV). Among 643 women who attempted ECV, we identified 198 with successful ECVs and compared them with the next two women who presented for labor management with spontaneous cephalic presentation, matching for delivery date, maternal age, parity, body mass index, and delivery history using univariate and stepwise logistic regression...
December 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
Rita Mendes Silva, Nuno Clode
Background External cephalic version (ECV) is a maneuver that enables the rotation of the non-cephalic fetus to a cephalic presentation. The Newman-Peacock (NP) index, which was proposed by Newman et al. in a study published in 1993, was described as a prediction tool of the success of this procedure; it was validated in a North-American population, and three prognostic groups were identified. Purpose To evaluate the value of the NP score for the prediction of a successful ECV in a Portuguese obstetrical population, and to evaluate maternal and fetal safety...
August 28, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Manal Massalha, Gali Garmi, Noah Zafran, Julia Carmeli, Genady Gimburg, Raed Salim
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether repeat external cephalic version (ECV) with spinal anesthesia affects clinical outcomes and cesarean delivery rates. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted using data collected at one hospital in Israel between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2015. Women with non-vertex singleton pregnancies (≥37 weeks) who had a failed ECV attempt without spinal anesthesia were included in the analysis. All women were offered a repeat ECV with spinal anesthesia...
December 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Virna Franca Zobbi, Antonella Nespoli, Elisa Spreafico, Roberta Recalcati, Federica Loi, Antonietta Scian, Stefania Galimberti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of oral hydration on the success rate of external cephalic version (ECV). DESIGN: Randomized controlled and single-blind trial. SETTING: Academic tertiary hospital with approximately 3,000 births annually. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred sixty-four women at a gestational age of at least 37 weeks with breech-presenting fetuses and normal amniotic fluid indexes (AFIs). METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to drink 2000 ml or no more than 100 ml of water in the 2 hours before undergoing ECV...
September 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Brendan Carvalho, Brian T Bateman
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October 2017: Anesthesiology
So Yun Kim, Jung Yeol Han, Eun Hye Chang, Dong Wook Kwak, Hyun Kyung Ahn, Hyun Mi Ryu, Moon Young Kim
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the learning curve for external cephalic version (ECV) using learning curve-cumulative sum (LC-CUSUM) analysis. METHODS: This was a retrospective study involving 290 consecutive cases between October 2013 and March 2017. We evaluated the learning curve for ECV on nulli and over para 1 group using LC-CUSUM analysis on the assumption that 50% and 70% of ECV procedures succeeded by description a trend-line of quadratic function with reliable R(2) values...
July 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Samantha Krueger, Julia Simioni, Lauren E Griffith, Eileen K Hutton
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare obstetrical outcomes for women with a cephalic presentation at birth resulting from successful external cephalic version (ECV) compared to those resulting from spontaneous cephalic version (SCV). METHODS: Secondary analysis was performed on Early External Cephalic Version Trial data. A total of 931 study participants had breech presentations between 34 and 36 weeks' gestation and cephalic presentations at birth. The incidence of intrapartum interventions was compared between patients with successful ECV (557) and those with SCV (374)...
January 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Patrick Hickland, Phyl Gargan, Jacquie Simpson, Niamh McCabe, Janitha Costa
OBJECTIVE: In order to provide uniform and unbiased multidisciplinary counselling on the options available, including vaginal breech delivery (VBD) and external cephalic version (ECV), the latter of which could then be performed, a weekly Breech Clinic was introduced to a tertiary care maternity unit in Northern Ireland in June 2013, replacing the traditional ECV Clinic introduced in June 2012. METHODS: Retrospective data collection was undertaken using clinic proformas, Northern Ireland Maternity System data and case notes of women who attended the clinics (ECV and Breech) from June 2012 to May 2015...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Yu Sun Bin, Christine L Roberts, Michael C Nicholl, Jane B Ford
BACKGROUND: The safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of external cephalic version (ECV) for term breech presentation has been demonstrated. Clinical guidelines recommend ECV for all eligible women, but the uptake of this procedure in the Australian healthcare setting is unknown. This study aimed to describe ECV uptake in New South Wales, the most populous state of Australia, during 2002 to 2012. METHODS: Data from routine hospital and birth records were used to identify ECVs conducted at ≥36 weeks' gestation...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Laurie A Chalifoux, Jeanette R Bauchat, Nicole Higgins, Paloma Toledo, Feyce M Peralta, Jason Farrer, Susan E Gerber, Robert J McCarthy, John T Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Breech presentation is a leading cause of cesarean delivery. The use of neuraxial anesthesia increases the success rate of external cephalic version procedures for breech presentation and reduces cesarean delivery rates for fetal malpresentation. Meta-analysis suggests that higher-dose neuraxial techniques increase external cephalic version success to a greater extent than lower-dose techniques, but no randomized study has evaluated the dose-response effect. We hypothesized that increasing the intrathecal bupivacaine dose would be associated with increased external cephalic version success...
October 2017: Anesthesiology
Marcos J Cuerva, Carlos S Piñel, Javier Caceres, Jose A Espinosa
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the benefits of external cephalic version (ECV) with epidural analgesia at term and labor induction just after the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study with patients who did not want trying a breech vaginal delivery and decided trying an ECV with epidural analgesia at term and wanted labor induction or cesarean section after the procedure. We present the results of 40 ECV with epidural analgesia at term and labor induction or cesarean section just after the ECV...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Njoki Ng'ang'a, Jonathan Ratzersdorfer, Yaakov Abdelhak
Uterus didelphys is a congenital abnormality characterised by double uteri, double cervices and a double or single vagina that affects 0.3% to 11% of the general female population. A 23-year-old woman, gravida 3 para 3003, with uterus didelphys, acquired an iatrogenic interuterine septal defect during an otherwise routine primary caesarean delivery for fetal malpresentation. The defect was repaired but noted to have dehisced during her second pregnancy. A repeat caesarean section was performed due to fetal malpresentation after an unsuccessful external cephalic version...
June 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Natalie Kew, Jacobus DuPlessis, Domenic La Paglia, Katherine Williams
Introduction. Our study aims to investigate and evaluate (1) rates of success of ECV for breech presentation at term at the Royal Women's Hospital in comparison to international standards; (2) mode of delivery following ECV; (3) factors influencing success rates of ECV at the Royal Women's Hospital. Methods. An audit of all women who underwent ECV between the years 2007 and 2014 at the Royal Women's Hospital as public patients was completed. Data parameters were collected from paper and electronic patient files at the Women's Hospital...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
A Ainsworth, H P Sviggum, M C Tolcher, A L Weaver, M A Holman, K W Arendt
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the risk of emergent cesarean delivery with the use of neuraxial anesthesia for external cephalic version in a single practice. BACKGROUND: Randomized trials have shown increased external cephalic version success when neuraxial anesthesia is used, without additional risk. We hypothesized that in our actual clinical practice, outside the confines of randomized trials, neuraxial anesthesia could be associated with an increased risk of emergent cesarean delivery...
May 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Suzanne Andrews, Lawrence Leeman, Nicole Yonke
BACKGROUND: Breech presentation affects 3-4% of pregnancies at term and malpresentation is the primary indication for 10-15% of cesarean deliveries. External cephalic version is an effective intervention that can decrease the need for cesarean delivery; however, timely identification of breech presentation is required. We hypothesized that women with a fetus in a breech presentation that is diagnosed after 38 weeks' estimated gestational age have a decreased likelihood of external cephalic version attempted and an increased likelihood of cesarean delivery...
September 2017: Birth
Nerea Sarmiento Carrera, Eva González Colmenero, José Luis Vázquez Castelo, Ana Concheiro Guisán, Emilio Couceiro Naveira, José Ramón Fernández Lorenzo
INTRODUCTION: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) refers to the spectrum of abnormalities of maturation and development of the hip. Breech presentation is associated with DDH. This risk factor can be modified by external cephalic version (ECV). The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of DDH in patients who successfully underwent ECV, as well as to evaluate need for these children (breech for a period during gestation) to be included in the DDH screening protocol. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in the Hospital Universitario de Vigo from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015...
May 3, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
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