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delivery

 [de-liv´er-e]
1. the bringing of something to a place.
2. expulsion or extraction of the child and fetal membranes at birth; see also labor. Called also accouchement.
abdominal delivery cesarean section.
breech delivery delivery of a fetus in breech presentation; see also breech extraction.
controlled drug delivery a system used in dentistry that delivers an antimicrobial agent to the target site and maintains the desired concentration for enough time without development of resistant bacteria.
forceps delivery extraction of a fetus from the maternal passages by application of forceps to the child's head. See illustration.
Forceps delivery. From Dorland's, 2000.

breech de·liv·er·y

extraction or expulsion of a fetus that presents by the buttocks or feet.

breech delivery

n.
Delivery of a fetus with the buttocks or feet appearing first. Also called breech birth.

breech delivery

Obstetrics Extraction or expulsion of the fetus feet or buttocks first

breech delivery

Buttock-first birth.
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Given that vaginal breech delivery will continue to take place, research on techniques to improve the safety of breech delivery and improve fetal outcome are needed.
Mode of term singleton breech delivery. Int J Gynecol Obstet 2001; 77:65-6.
Intrapartum findings, care and notes for women with vaginal breech births (N = 90) Factor Gestational age on admission (weeks), median (IQR) 36 (31-38) Cervical dilatation on admission (cm), median (IQR) 6.5 (4-10) Clinician decision for breech delivery on admission, n (%) None: breech presentation not detected 26 (28.9) Proceed with vaginal birth 41 (45.6) Book for emergency caesarean section 23 (25.6) Delivery notes, n (%) Breech birth written up as an obstetric procedure 85 (94.4) Method of delivery noted (e.g.
These expensive models are often purchased by academic institutions that are interested in simulation for a multitude of purposes, including team training, but such models are not necessary to simulate at least several obstetric emergencies, including vaginal breech delivery, shoulder dystocia, and the use of forceps.
Recent research has suggested that elective caesarean section (CS) for breech delivery at term is the safest option for most women.
The reason why a delivery that would be considered dangerous for a mother in labor (for example, breech delivery) could be healthier for a woman having an abortion is relatively straightforward.
Though the jury found that gross negligence was not proved beyond reasonable doubt in the Dunedin case, the reports do not suggest that the mother was informed of the best practice protocols for vaginal breech delivery.
He was horn by vaginal breech delivery, which be contends caused neurological damage and Erb's palsy, an injury to the shoulders.
Professor Gordon Stirrat, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Bristol University, said Mr and Mrs Hamill insisted on having Rosie at home despite being told of the serious risks and difficulties involved in a breech delivery.
I also explained to the girl that I am not a person of great stamina and the pain from my tooth could be favorably compared to that of a breech delivery, as it has been explained to me.
Even though the study was done at medical centers where clinicians were experienced in vaginal breech delivery, the fetuses in the vaginal delivery group were three times more likely to die or to have poor outcomes than those in the cesarean group.
In that conversation, the nurse indicated that the plaintiff "failed to assist" in a breech delivery "improperly administered medication," and "inserted certain sutures without any local anesthetic." In a letter prepared for the defendants, the complaining physician stated: "I have been made aware of an incident that occurred on the labor and delivery unit ...