Accession Number:

AD0420706

Title:

A FIVE-YEAR ANALYSIS OF CESAREAN SECTIONS AT THE ST. LOUIS MATERNITY HOSPITAL - 1956 THROUGH 1960,

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WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO

Report Date:

1940-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

There were 453 2.74 cesarean sections performed at the St. Louis Maternity Hospital during the 5 year period from 1956 through 1960 without a single maternal death. Repeat cesarean section accounted for 46.5 of all of the operations. The overall maternal morbicity was 28. The presence of antecedent labor or ruptured membranes increased the morbidity from about 20 to 40 per cent. The uncorrected fetal mortality for cesarean sections was 7.9 whereas the mortality for viginal deliveries during the same period was 3.5. Apnea of over 2 minutes requiring resuscitation was recorded in 28.9 of the infants born by cesarean section, as contrasted with 7 per cent in infants born by vaginal delivery. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE