A prospective study of maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes in the setting of cesarean section in low- and middle-income countries.

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Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN: 1600-0412, Vol: 96, Issue: 4, Page: 410-420

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Harrison, Margo S.; Pasha, Omrana; Saleem, Sarah; Ali, Sumera Aziz; Chomba, Elwyn; Carlo, Waldemar A.; Garces, Ana L.; Krebs, Nancy F.; Hambidge, K. Michael; Goudar, Shivaprasad S.; Kodkany, Bhala; Dhaded, Sangappa; Derman, Richard J.; Patel, Archana; Hibberd, Patricia L.; Esamai, Fabian; Liechty, Edward A.; Moore, Janet L.; Wallace, Dennis; Mcclure, Elizabeth M.; Miodovnik, Menachem; Koso-Thomas, Marion; Belizan, Jose; Tshefu, Antoinette K.; Bauserman, Melissa; Goldenberg, Robert L. Show More Hide
Medicine; Cesarean section; Low- and middle-incomecountries; maternal morbidity; Maternalmortality; Neonatal morbidity; Neonatalmortality; Family Medicine; Public Health
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Cesarean section (CS) rates are increasing globally with an unclear effect on pregnancy outcomes. The study objective was to quantify maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality associated with CS compared with vaginal delivery (VD) both within and across sites in low- and middle-income countries.