863: Is elective cesarean delivery at term a risk factor for long term respiratory morbidity of the offspring? Academic Article uri icon


  • 862 External cephalic version and complication rates according to maternal body mass index Shahrukh Chaudhary, Stephen Contag, Ruofan Yao University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD OBJECTIVE: Maternal obesity complicates nearly all aspects of ob- stetric care. The purpose of this study is to determine the association between body mass index (BMI) in women undergoing an external cephalic version (ECV) and their rates of complications. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross sectional analysis of singleton live births in the United States from 2010 to 2014 using NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) birth certificate data. Patients were assigned a BMI category according to standard WHO classification. Chi-square analysis or ANOVA was used to compare maternal characteristics between BMI categories. Outcomes were calculated within each BMI category. An outcome was considered to have occurred if any one or more of …

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  • January 1, 2017