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Clinical Trial
. 2004 Sep;191(3):864-71.
doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2004.06.056.

Outcomes of Children at 2 Years After Planned Cesarean Birth Versus Planned Vaginal Birth for Breech Presentation at Term: The International Randomized Term Breech Trial

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Outcomes of Children at 2 Years After Planned Cesarean Birth Versus Planned Vaginal Birth for Breech Presentation at Term: The International Randomized Term Breech Trial

Hilary Whyte et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. .

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether planned cesarean delivery for the singleton fetus in breech presentation at term reduces the risk of death or neurodevelopmental delay at 2 years of age.

Study design: In selected centers in the Term Breech Trial, children were screened for abnormalities at > or =2 years of age with the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, followed by a neurodevelopmental assessment if the Ages and Stages Questionnaire score was abnormal.

Results: A total of 923 of 1159 children (79.6%) from 85 centers were followed to 2 years of age. The risk of death or neurodevelopmental delay was no different for the planned cesarean than for the planned vaginal birth groups (14 children [3.1%] vs 13 children [2.8%]; relative risk, 1.09; 95% CI, 0.52- 2.30; P = .85; risk difference, +0.3%; 95% CI, -1.9%, +2.4%).

Conclusion: Planned cesarean delivery is not associated with a reduction in risk of death or neurodevelopmental delay in children at 2 years of age.

Comment in

  • The Term Breech Trial.
    Iams J. Iams J. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Sep;191(3):872-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2004.08.009. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004. PMID: 15467556 No abstract available.

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