amniotomy


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amniotomy

 [am″ne-ot´ah-me]
surgical rupture of the fetal membranes.
Patient Care. Amniotomy results in drainage of the amniotic fluid and thus hastens labor by allowing the head to fit more snugly into the dilating cervix. There is little or no discomfort accompanying the procedure; the patient will require only an explanation of what is to be done, and proper draping and cleansing of the perineum. After amniotomy the expelled fluid is carefully observed for color. A yellow or green color indicates fetal distress. The fetal heart rate is monitored for signs of fetal distress because amniotomy increases the risk of a prolapsed cord.

am·ni·ot·o·my

(am'nē-ot'ō-mē),
Artificial rupture of the fetal membranes as a means of inducing or expediting labor.

amniotomy

/am·ni·ot·o·my/ (am″ne-ot´ah-me) surgical rupture of the fetal membranes to induce labor.

amniotomy

(ăm′nē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical rupture of the fetal membranes to induce or expedite labor.

amniotomy

[am′nē·ot′əmē]
an artificial rupture of the fetal membranes, usually performed to stimulate or accelerate the onset of labor.

amniotomy

Breaking the bag of waters, membrane rupture Obstetrics The deliberate rupture of the amniotic sac to induce or hasten labor

am·ni·ot·o·my

(am'nē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Artificial rupture of the fetal membranes as a means of inducing or expediting labor.

amniotomy

Intentional rupturing of the fetal membranes to induce or facilitate labour.

amniotomy

surgical rupture of the fetal membranes.
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We hypothesized that patients exposed to early artificial amniotomy would have an increased rate of chorioamnionitis, a decreased time to vaginal delivery, and an increased risk of cesarean section.
2) es uno de los mas importantes ensayos clinicos aleatorizados, Canadian early amniotomy study, en el que demuestran que la amniotomia disminuye el tiempo promedio del trabajo de parto, en 136 minutos, pero solo cuando la dilatacion es mayor de 3 cm, no encontrando diferencia cuando la dilatacion es menor de 3 cm.
Comparison between amniotomy, oxytocin or both for augmentation of labor in prolonged latent phase: a randomized controlled trial.
Based on this clinical trial, it would seem that early amniotomy may be a useful adjunct for nulliparous labor inductions," said Dr.
Meconium staining of liquor at amniotomy was significantly higher in group A as compared to group B (pless than 0.
Certain methods of induction like amniotomy are not suitable because of possible risk of sepsis.
They also criticize other aspects of the guidelines, focusing on universal use of intrauterine pressure catheters, amniotomy, and a specific duration of pushing without consideration of descent.
Proceed to caesarean section (CS) (EASI unsuccessful or amniotomy not possible or not indicated).
Simon's investigation were at 36 weeks' gestation or later, and the outcomes were stratified by the length of the patient's latent phase of labor, which started with the initiation of oxytocin and the performance of an amniotomy and ended either with a cervical dilation of 4 cm with 80% effacement or with a 5-cm dilation with less effacement.
Once the woman progressed to 3 cm or so, we aggressively performed the amniotomy and internal monitors were placed at the discretion of the managing physician.
Effects of early augmentation of labour with amniotomy and oxytocin in nulliparous women: a meta-analysis.