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|Title:||Medical retrieval of pregnant women in labour: A scoping review.|
William Gardiner F
|Citation:||Crown Copyright © 2022. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
McInnes J, Honan B, Johnson R, Durup C, Venkatesh A, William Gardiner F, Schultz R, Spring B. Medical retrieval of pregnant women in labour: A scoping review. Australas Emerg Care. 2022 Nov 2:S2588-994X(22)00085-9. doi: 10.1016/j.auec.2022.10.002. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36335020.
|Abstract:||BACKGROUND: Remote Australian women in labour often rely on retrieval services to allow birthing in specialist obstetric centres. However, there is currently debate over when not to transfer a woman in labour, for risk of an in-transit birth, associated with worse neonatal outcomes. METHODS: A scoping review methodology was undertaken, to define the scope of published literature on the topic and identify gaps in the current knowledge. RESULTS: A total of seven full texts were deemed suitable for synthesis, which were all retrospective observational studies. Four themes from the studies' findings were identified: population features, predicting time-to-birth, use of tocolysis and birth during medical evacuation. CONCLUSION: The evidence identified in this review was of low methodological quality and heterogenous. The key findings were that births in-flight are rare, despite geographical distances and long transport times, with a knowledge gap on predictors of time-to-birth.|
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|Journal title:||Australasian emergency care|
|Appears in Collections:||(a) NT Health Research Collection|
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