Int Urogynecol J (2018) 29:391–396 DOI 10.1007/s00192-017-3398-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI) at a tertiary centre in south India 1 1 Sirisha Rao Gundabattula & Kameswari Surampudi Received: 2 February 2017 /Accepted: 7 June 2017 /Published online: 5 July 2017 The International Urogynecological Association 2017 Abstract with lesser risk and forceps delivery with greater risk of Introduction and hypothesis Despite several studies that have sphincter trauma than previously reported. reported risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI), data from the Indian subcontinent are scarce. The . . Keywords Anal incontinence Anal sphincter injury Indian purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for these population Obstetric risk factors sphincter injuries in an Indian population. Methods This was a case–control study within a retrospective cohort of vaginal deliveries at a tertiary care facility. All vag- inal births beyond 24 completed weeks of gestation and birth Introduction weight ≥500 g from January 2008 to December 2012 were identified from the hospital electronic database. Cases were Trauma to the perineum during childbirth maybe either spon- women with OASI sustained during vaginal delivery; the rest taneous or secondary to an episiotomy. Perineal trauma occurs constituted controls.
International Urogynecology Journal – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 5, 2017
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