Cardiotocograms of 6 044 patients in labour were examined for evidence of an abrupt fall in the fetal heart rate.
Spiral scalp electrodes were applied in 30 cases of diagnosed intra-uterine death during labour to establish different patterns caused by maternal fetal conduction of the ECG.
Umbilical cord entanglement was found in 34% of 555 women in labour.
A study was undertaken to compare the uterine B2-adrenoreceptor selectivity -of fenoterol, hexoprenaline, ritodrine and salbutamol.
The uterine and cardiovascular effects of fenoterol, hexoprenaline, ritodrine and salbutamol, given as intravenous infusions in equivalent and therapeutic dosages in oxytocin-induced labour, were studied and compared.
There is a wide range of variation in the cephalic index in the full-term fetus.
The diagnosis of a pair of Siamese twins and their delivery by Caesarean section are descriptionbed.
Three methods of vaginal preparation carried out before abdominal hysterectomy are compared.