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[Scientific evidence on labor duration from systematic reviews] [Article in German] Zeitschrift für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie. 2003 Jan-Feb;207(1):17-23.

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Gross MM, Antes G.

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OBJECTIVE: We examined the evidence of systematic reviews in the Cochrane Library on interventions that influence the duration of labor.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Of the 208 Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth systematic reviews, 69 deal with labor and birth of which 20 address the effect of intrapartum interventions. We analyzed the reviews with respect to those interventions that affected the duration of birth.

RESULTS: Six reviews, related to 5 interventions (amniotomy, epidural analgesia, continuous support, amnioinfusion, and maternal position), reported a significant effect on the duration of labor. Six found no significant effect on labor duration. The remaining eight reviews did not assess the effect of the intervention on labor duration.

DISCUSSION: Interventions that have a significant influence on labor duration may interact with each other. Therefore, perinatal databases should ascertain not only if but also when an intervention has been performed.

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Les interventions ayant une influence sur la durée du travail s’influencent mutuellement. On ne peut donc pas les étudier comme des variables séparées.

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➡ attendance ; evidence-based medicine/midwifery ; position during labor ; physiology ; IV ; epidural ; rupture of membranes ; amniotomy ; active management of labor

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Cécile Loup — 22 Dec 2003

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