cervical dilation


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cervical dilation

[dil′ā′shən]
Etymology: L, dilatare, to widen
the diameter of the opening of the cervix in labor as measured on vaginal examination. It is expressed in centimeters or finger breadths; one finger breadth is approximately 2 cm. At full dilation the diameter of the cervical opening is 10 cm.
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Hamilton's presentation titled "Diagnosis and Clinical Significance of Disorders of the Active Phase of Labor" offered research-based evidence revealing that traditional labor curves -- the historical and modern standard measure of labor progress in terms of cervical dilation against time -- are too broad and imprecise to provide useful indications as to whether labor is progressing safely for the mother and baby.
Study participants were women attempting vaginal singleton delivery at gestation of 36 weeks and 1 day or greater with cervical dilation of 2-7 cm between November 2010 and March 2014.
Tenders are invited for supply of child birth simulator alongwith cervical dilation attachment (closed os, 4 cm, 6 cm, 8 cm, and fully dilated)
Dilation and curettage is performed in the first trimester, as the pregnancy is easily evacuated using mechanical cervical dilation and suction curettage.
The researchers sought to assess whether cervical preparation with misoprostol for first-trimester abortion is associated with greater cervical dilation and reduced rates of complications.
Cervical dilation in mid-pregnancy: expectant management versus cerclage: a study by Pereira et al.
Finally, pain scores were recorded every hour until the woman reached full cervical dilation.
When cervical dilation reached 10 cm (second stage of labor) and a fetal head plus 1 below the level of the ischial spines of the pelvis, they were enrolled in the study.
The results of cervical examinations such as cervical dilation, fetal health status, urine dipstick results, and whether the patient has ruptured membranes are also heard.
On November 1, 2005, Candice went into premature labor, which resulted in advanced cervical dilation.
Although cervical dilation and fetal heart rates were recorded in 97% and 94% of partograms respectively, 63% and 91% of these were judged to be sub-standard.
Five sections cover disorders, diagnostic tests, treatments, procedures, and clinical tools such as fetal growth and assessment parameters, estimated date of birth calculations, fundal height measurements, cervical dilation guides, drug protocols, postpartum assessment parameters, gestational age assessment, neonatal drug calculations, and neonatal weight conversions.