Navigation Links
Researchers Warn That Routine Physical Examination Could Miss Breech Presentation

Researchers have warned that routine pregnancy examinations to check a baby is in a good position before birth are not sensitive enough//. The researchers have explained that simple palpation, which is the feeling of the mother's bump could miss about 24 in 100 cases of abnormal lie, where in a baby is not in the normal head-down position. They further stated that it is very important for a doctor to know the lie of the baby as certain positions like foot first or breech would make the vaginal delivery difficult or impossible. The British Medical Journal has said that a routine ultrasound tests may be needed for proper diagnosis.

He researchers from the University of Sydney had studied 1,633 women who were in their 35th to 37th week of pregnancy and were attending an antenatal clinic at a local obstetric hospital. The researchers had examined every woman in the usual way to assess the position of the baby, and were later made to an ultrasound scan to confirm the position.

The researchers explained that on simple palpation they had detected 70% of the babies who were not in the ideal head-down position but had missed the other 30%. The researchers clarified further that if these figures were to be applied to a general maternity population of around 1,000 women, the clinical examination would identify only about 101 women as having an abnormal lie, but in which case only 56 would this be correct and 24 women with abnormal lie would be missed altogether.

The researchers have also suggested that the routine ultrasound scans for women late in pregnancy might help spot more babies with the possibility of abnormal lie, they also did stress that the cost effectiveness of such screening would have to be considered before any services could be given out. Sue Macdonald of the Royal College of Midwives said, “It is possible that some babies in breech position are missed and this reinforces the need to use information from this r esearch to inform current education and training of midwives and obstetricians.”

Questioning as to whether routine ultrasound checks would be cost and resource effective, she added that the exact long term effects of the scans on the baby are not yet known, and there could be a case of the doctors starting to rely heavily on the scans and becoming less skilled at physical examination. She said, “The use of scans as a second opinion, when there is difficulty in palpation, perhaps for overweight women, is already used. However, it is crucial that women are provided with unbiased information and with the choice about whether they have an additional scan or not.”
br>
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery
2. Researchers Scale to assess the Severity of Epilepsy in Kids
3. Researchers trick Alzheimers Enzyme
4. Researchers find new HIV hiding place
5. New Hair in 15 Days Could Now Be A Possibility Say Researchers
6. Researchers developed world’s smallest toothbrus
7. Researchers discover receptor cells that can cause epilepsy
8. 15 Anti-SARS Drugs Identified By China-Europe Team of Researchers
9. Researchers reversed the process of memory loss
10. Researchers Identify Key Gene That May Help Brain Treatment
11. Researchers Discover Protein That Causes Malaria
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... is needed and will ultimately do significant harm to people with all chronic ... , "While it leaves in place the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... Act (BCRA), their proposed healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care ... Senate bill would make significant cuts to Medicaid, a public health insurance program ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Military Officers Association of ... deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs, retired Marine Col. Thomas G. Bowman. , Bowman currently ... , Bowman brings an intimacy with the issues and challenges veterans face with the ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Military Connection friend and ... to the JFK Virgin Atlantic lounge. , Bensko is no stranger to the ... ago, Bensko dedicated her life to supporting our wounded veterans. A world-class photographer, her ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs today announced the ... at 4210 SW 21st St. Topeka, Kan. 66604 (near 21st and Gage). It is ... who owns three other locations in the Topeka and Bonner Springs, Kan. area. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/14/2017)... , June 14, 2017  ivWatch LLC, a medical ... of intravenous (IV) therapy, is pleased to announce it ... of Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment at the 2017 ... for the medtech industry. The award was presented by ... K. Javits Center in New York ...
(Date:6/11/2017)... June 10, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... Phase 3 studies of galcanezumab, an investigational treatment for ... data on several key secondary endpoints for galcanezumab compared ... these studies (EVOLVE-1, EVOLVE-2 and REGAIN) will be presented ... meeting in Boston . ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... --  Responding to Heath Ledger,s father,s recent call ... Chris Cornell in May, the mental health watchdog ... online psychiatric drug side effects search engine ... drug risks. The father of the late ... overdose, has called for tighter rules on prescription drugs. Speaking ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: