Long-term use of the STAN Method published in AJOG

A prospective observational study, consisting of 42,146 deliveries during a study period 2001-2011 at Turku University Hospital in Finland. The authors, Susanna Timonen and Kajsa Holmberg, provide evidence that there is a learning curve and give improved results over time. After the initial implementation period there were a decrease in the rates of metabolic acidosis and operative deliveries. 

Link to Abstract

Timonen S, Holmberg K, The importance of the learning process in ST analysis interpretation and its impact in improving clinical and neonatal outcomes, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2018), doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.03.017.

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