Intrapartum monitoring in rural Africa

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6930.720b (Published 12 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:720
  1. R V Millard
  1. Reading, Berkshire RGl 5SB.

    EDITOR, - K Mahomed and colleagues conclude that ultrasound monitoring during labour can improve neonatal outcome.1 Seventeen cases of ischaemic encephalopathy occurred in the low technology group (monitoring with a Pinard stethoscope and routine monitoring combined) compared with three cases in the high technology group (electronic monitoring and ultrasound scanning combined). But to achieve this the caesarean section rate was almost double in …

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