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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If performed in the office, they require minimal or no cervical dilation and are associated with a lower risk of perforation or adverse reaction to anesthesia.
If the procedure is scheduled, such as timing a cycling patient to just after the bleeding ends, the operator might consider misoprostol preparation of the cervix, but cervical dilation is almost never required.
Exclusion criteria included: (1) acute cervical dilation with membranes visible; (2) current or recent progesterone treatment or failure operation within the prior 4 weeks; (3) chronic medical conditions that would interfere the treatment (including seizures, psychiatric disorders, and uncontrolled hypertension); (4) inadequate follow-up data; or (5) received both two therapies.
Epidosin (Valethamate bromide) is also an antispasmodic, which helps in cervical dilation due to its neurotropic or atropine like action and musculotropic or papaverine-like action.
Their training should include other medical procedures that are part of an abortion, such as pelvic sonography, pain control and cervical dilation.
The first stage is the period from the beginning of regular uterine contractions until full cervical dilation; the second stage is from full cervical dilation to the birth of a neonate; and the third stage is from the birth to completion of expulsion of the umbilical cord, placenta and foetal membrane.
Centimeters of cervical dilation pre- and post-anesthetics were obtained directly from the partogram.
Tenders are invited for supply of child birth simulator alongwith cervical dilation attachment (closed os, 4 cm, 6 cm, 8 cm, and fully dilated)
This report presents information about the successful treatment of a distance case due to perosomus elumbis (Acaudatus) reflex and the estradiol local feathering for cervical dilation yielding acceptable results.
She ended up having a C-section for 'failure to progress' on the day my child was born, and had very similar timing of her cervical dilation as I'd had
In the present case, combination of estrogen, Valethamate bromide, prostaglandin and corticosteroid was used for cervical dilation.