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General Intrapartum Sonography Setup and Use in Labor

  • Miguel Angel Barber
  • Francisca S. Molina
  • Margarita Medina
  • Azahar Romero
  • Jose A. Garcia-Hernandez
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Abstract

We are currently witnessing a change in obstetrics. For more than 10 years, obstetric sonography has been the main diagnostic tool available to specialists. Currently, the prediction of conditions such as preeclampsia, preterm labor, or placental insufficiency within the context of intrauterine growth restriction is based on ultrasound use. It is logical to hypothesize that sonography could play a significant, expanded role in labor management and assistance, particularly in situations that require quick obstetric decisions based on clinical explorations that are subjective and have a considerable learning curve.

Keywords

Head Direction Delivery Room Fetal Head Transabdominal Ultrasound Instrumental Delivery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Angel Barber
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francisca S. Molina
    • 3
  • Margarita Medina
    • 1
  • Azahar Romero
    • 1
  • Jose A. Garcia-Hernandez
    • 1
  1. 1.Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy Unit, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyInsular and Maternal Universitary Hospitalary Complex (CHUIMIC)Las Palmas of Grand CanarySpain
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyCanaries University Hospital Maternity WardLas Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain
  3. 3.Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySan Cecilio University Hospital (HUSC)GranadaSpain

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