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  1. Meconium stained amniotic fluid in preterm delivery is an independent risk factor for perinatal complications.

    Article - En anglais


    To determine the prevalence and clinical significance of meconium stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) in women with preterm delivery.

    Study design 

    The study population consisted of consecutive patients who arrived with intact membranes and delivered preterm, singleton neonates at the Soroka Medical Center between 1 January 1985 and 31 December 1995.

    Only vertex presentation was included.

    Antepartum death was excluded from the study.

    Patients were classified according to the color of amniotic fluid into two groups : MSAF and clear amniotic fluid.

    Maternal puerperal complications were defined in our study as the presence of at least one of the next variables : clinical chorioamnionitis ; major puerperal infection including endometritis, cesarean section or postpartum hemorrhage.

    Perinatal complications were defined in our study as : (1) intrapartum death (IPD) or postpartum death (PPD) ; (2) one or more of the following : 1-min Apgar score<3,5-min Apgar score<7 or small for gestational age.

    Rates of perinatal complications were assessed at :

    • (1) 24-27 weeks ;

    • (2) 28-31 weeks ;

    • (3) 32-36 weeks.

    Logistic regression was used to investigate the relationship of MSAF to perinatal complications and maternal morbidity in a multivariate model.


    During the study period, a total of 96 566 deliveries occurred in our institution and 4872 (5.0%) deliveries were preterm.

    Among the women delivering preterm meeting eligibility criteria, 276 (5. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Liquide amniotique, Méconium, Prématuré, Complication, Périnatal, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Pronostic, Prévalence, Nouveau né, Homme, Israël, Asie, Gestation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Amniotic fluid, Meconium, Premature, Complication, Perinatal, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Prognosis, Prevalence, Newborn, Human, Israel, Asia, Pregnancy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0033982

    Code Inist : 002B20G03. Création : 31/05/1999.