Mode of Delivery and Infant Respiratory Morbidity

A study examining the risk of infant respiratory morbidity associated with cesarean delivery before labor and rupture of membranes in HIV-infected women found low rates of respiratory distress syndrome. The authors conclude there is minimal neonatal respiratory morbidity risk in near-term infants born by elective c-section in this population of women.

Livingston EG, Huo Y, Patel K, Brogly SB, Tuomala R, Scott GB, Bardeguez A, Stek A, et al. Mode of delivery and infant respiratory morbidity among infants born to HIV-1-infected women. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Aug;116(2 Pt 1):335-43.

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