PMID: 7082593May 1, 1982Paper

Intrauterine-pressure studies in African nulliparae: delay, delivery and disproportion

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
D B CowanR H Philpott

Abstract

Uterine activity was measured in 43 African nulliparae who were in the active phase of spontaneous labour and in whom delay in cervical dilatation had occurred. Details of labour were recorded on a partogramme, on which an alert and an action line had been drawn, and which were 2 h apart. Delay was defined as a cervical dilatation rate of less than 1 cm/h. Uterine activity was measured with a fluid-filled intrauterine catheter, an external strain gauge and a pressure-curve integrator. The uterine activity levels which were observed in association with delay are considerably less than those associated with normal labour progress. The uterine activity levels that were associated with pitocin augmentation after the action line and which resulted in vaginal delivery have been analysed. They were similar to the levels observed in normal labour. The uterine activity levels which were associated with 'failure to progress in labour' beyond the action line have also been analysed. It is argued that a minimum uterine activity level of 1800 kPas/15 min is required to fully test the cephalopelvic relation.

References

Oct 15, 1973·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·L Lindgren
Jul 1, 1972·The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Commonwealth·R H Philpott, W M Castle
Jul 1, 1972·The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Commonwealth·R H Philpott, W M Castle
Oct 21, 1972·British Medical Journal·R H Philpott
Jul 1, 1970·The Journal of Pediatrics·L M DubowitzC Goldberg
May 1, 1982·British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology·D B CowanR H Philpott
Jul 1, 1954·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·W F MENGERT
Aug 1, 1958·The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Empire·E M SIBTHORPE, D B ALLBROOK
Apr 1, 1960·The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Empire·U G LISTER
Dec 1, 1951·The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Empire·B P HARRIS, J O W ANGAWA
Feb 1, 1947·The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Empire·J C MOIR
Oct 1, 1946·The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Empire·O S HEYNS

Related Concepts

African American
Craniometry
Labor (Childbirth)
Obstetric Labor Complications
Labor Stage, First
Primiparity
Pelvimetry
Uterine Contraction
African Continental Ancestry Group

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection

Lipidomics can be used to examine the lipid species involved with pathogenic conditions, such as viral associated inflammation. Discovered the latest research on Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within the membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease in genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and MS4A.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Torsion Dystonia

Torsion dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by loss of control of voluntary movements appearing as sustained muscle contractions and/or abnormal postures. Here is the latest research.

Generating Insulin-Secreting Cells

Reprogramming cells or using induced pluripotent stem cells to generate insulin-secreting cells has significant therapeutic implications for diabetics. Here is the latest research on generation of insulin-secreting cells.

Central Pontine Myelinolysis

Central Pontine Myelinolysis is a neurologic disorder caused most frequently by rapid correction of hyponatremia and is characterized by demyelination that affects the central portion of the base of the pons. Here is the latest research on this disease.

Epigenome Editing

Epigenome editing is the directed modification of epigenetic marks on chromatin at specified loci. This tool has many applications in research as well as in the clinic. Find the latest research on epigenome editing here.

Related Papers

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
D B CowanR H Philpott
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
A J Gordon
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
M D MitchellA C Turnbull
Prostaglandins and Medicine
R J NormanC Beetar
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved