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Title: Outcomes of cesarean deliveries in a Palestinian governmental hospital : a prospective quantitative study
Authors: Hassan, Sahar
Wick, Laura
Keywords: Cesarean section - Plestine;Pregnancy - Complications - Palestine
Issue Date: 7-Mar-2016
Publisher: Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance Conference (LPHA)
Abstract: Researchers in this study reviewed the medical records of all pregnant women admitted to give birth, to be observed or treated for pregnancy complications or complaining of signs of abortion/miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy including postpartum women with complications within seven days after giving birth. The data was collected daily for 3 consecutive months as part of a multi-country study on maternal and neonatal near-miss using the WHO standard form (Individual Form HRP A65661). They reviewed a total of 1,583 record. After excluding multiple births, a total of 1209 (77.6%) women gave birth; 916 (75.7%) vaginal birth and 293 (24.2%) CD. Researchers analyzed the data with IBM SPSS Statistics (version 20). The study protocol was approved by the Institutional Review Boards of the American University of Beirut and Birzeit Universities.
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