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A five-year retrospective review of infants with Erb-Duchenne's palsy at a teaching hospital in North Trinidad.

Abstract

Birth injuries are devastating to parents and carers alike. They carry the possibility of residual loss of function to the infant and thus the potential for litigation. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of Erb-Duchenne's palsy and the identification of any contributing factors. A retrospective review over a five-year period, 2005-2009, was performed and an incidence of 0.94 per 1000 live births was noted. An association between both macrosomia and shoulder dystocia and the development of Erb-Duchenne palsy in the newborn was noted. The authors recommended the use of partograms and improved note documentation in the management of labour.

Authors+Show Affiliations

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The University of the West Indies Office, Bungalow 5, Port-of-Spain General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago. anillajaggat@gmail.com

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Source

The West Indian medical journal 62:1 2013 Jan pg 45-7

MeSH

Adult
Birth Weight
Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
Child, Preschool
Delivery, Obstetric
Dystocia
Female
Fetal Macrosomia
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
Incidence
Infant, Newborn
Paralysis, Obstetric
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Shoulder
Trinidad and Tobago
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24171327

Citation

Jaggat, A, et al. "A Five-year Retrospective Review of Infants With Erb-Duchenne's Palsy at a Teaching Hospital in North Trinidad." The West Indian Medical Journal, vol. 62, no. 1, 2013, pp. 45-7.
Jaggat A, Mencia M, Ali T, et al. A five-year retrospective review of infants with Erb-Duchenne's palsy at a teaching hospital in North Trinidad. West Indian Med J. 2013;62(1):45-7.
Jaggat, A., Mencia, M., Ali, T., & Stewart, V. (2013). A five-year retrospective review of infants with Erb-Duchenne's palsy at a teaching hospital in North Trinidad. The West Indian Medical Journal, 62(1), pp. 45-7.
Jaggat A, et al. A Five-year Retrospective Review of Infants With Erb-Duchenne's Palsy at a Teaching Hospital in North Trinidad. West Indian Med J. 2013;62(1):45-7. PubMed PMID: 24171327.
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