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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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RUBIO-ROMERO, Jorge Andrés et al. Clinical practice guidelines for early detection of abnormalities during labor, care for normal and dystocic delivery. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2013, vol.64, n.4, pp.379-424. ISSN 0034-7434.

Objective: To make recommendations for early detection of abnormalities during labor, and care of normal and dystocic delivery. Materials and methods: The Guideline Developer Group (GDG) prepared this CPG during 2011-2012 in accordance with the Methodology Guideline for the development of Comprehensive Care Guidelines of the Colombian General System of Social Security, on the basis of the available scientific evidence, and with the active participation of patient groups, scientific societies and stakeholders. In particular, the evidence for this section was adapted from the “Clinical practice guideline for normal delivery care” (País Vasco – 2010) and adapted through systematic procedures for the search and assessment of the evidence as well as for the generation of recommendations. The level of evidence and the power of the recommendations were expressed using the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) system. Results: We present the recommendations for labor and delivery care associated with the highest probability of a successful outcome for the mother and the baby. Conclusions: It is expected that the recommendations contained in this CPG will be used by practitioners in pregnancy care programs in order to reduce morbidity and mortality attributable to labor and delivery complications.

Keywords : Labor; obstetric; delivery; dystocia; clinical practice guidelines; evidence-based practice.

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