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Emergency and elective caesarean sections: comparison of maternal and fetal outcomes in a suburban tertiary care hospital in Puducherry

Valsa Diana, Arun Tipandjan.

Abstract
Background: The aim of the current study was to compare the maternal and fetal outcomes of emergency and elective caesarean deliveries.
Methods: A prospective case comparative study was conducted at the Government Maternity Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Puducherry, from August 2005 to July 2006.
Results: A total of 301 caesarean deliveries occurred during the study period. The percentages of the primi-gravida as well as the nulli-parous women were significantly higher among emergency caesarean section than that in elective caesarean section (χ2=12.52, P

Key words: Caesarean section, Elective, Emergency, Complications



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