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Parturient perineal distensibility tolerance assessed by EPI-NO: an observational study

Mary Uchiyama Nakamura, Nelson Sass, Julio Elito Júnior, Carla Dellabarba Petricelli, Sandra Maria Alexandre, Edward Araujo Júnior, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2944

Objective:To determine how parturient women tolerate the use of a perineal distensibility assessment technique using the EPI-NO device.Methods: An observational study with a total of 227 full-term parturient women was performed. During the evaluation with EPI-NO, parturient patients were asked about their sensation of discomfort. The degree of discomfort was measured using the Visual Analogue Scale, with a score from zero to 10. The Mann-Whitney test was applied to assess perineal distensibility measured by EPI-NO and the degree of discomfort […]

Clinical and epidemiological aspects of prematurity in a Normal Delivery Center, São Paulo, Brazil

Miriam Siqueira do Carmo Rabello, Sonia Maria Oliveira de Barros

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao1874

ABSTRACTObjective:To present clinical and epidemiological aspects of prematurity in a Normal Delivery Center, and to describe outcomes.Methods:A cross-sectional retrospective study, with 189 medical records of premature, single, and living fetuses, with gestational ages between 25 and 36.6 weeks.Results:The prevalence of preterm births was 7.8%, and 23.2% in adolescent mothers. The most frequent obstetric complication was premature rupture of ovular membranes (35.4%), followed by hypertensive syndrome (18.5%). Cesarean section was performed in 33% of cases. The Apgar score in the 1st […]