Literature

A brief and almost certainly incomplete survey of the literature on the topic of abdominal decompression:

David M. Rorvik with O. S. Heyns, D.Sc., Decompression Babies, Dodd, Mead & Co. 1973.

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O.S. Heyns, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.C.O.G., Abdominal Decompression in the First Stage of Labour,  BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 66, Issue 2, April 1959
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-0528.1959.tb02001.x/abstract

O. S. Heyns, D.Sc., Abdominal Decompression: A Monograph, Witwatersrand University Press, 1963.

Abdominal Decompression During Pregnancy, British Medical Journal, 11 May 1968.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1985631/pdf/brmedj02083-0017.pdf

Mathews, D. D.; Loeffler, F. E. The Effect of Abdominal Decompression on Fetal Oxygenation During Pregnancy and Early Labour, Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: September 1968 – Volume 23 – Issue 9 – ppg 847-848

  1. http://journals.lww.com/obgynsurvey/Citation/1968/09000/The_Effect_of_Abdominal_Decompression_on_Fetal.6.aspx
  2. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-0528.1968.tb02076.x/abstract

Abdominal Decompression in Pregnancy, British Medical Journal, 4 May 1974.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1610542/pdf/brmedj01975-0016.pdf

Alan Coxon, J. W. Haggith. The Effects of Abdominal Decompression on Vascular Haemodynamics in Pregnancy and Labour. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 78 Issue 1, DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1971.tb00190.x
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119695312/abstract

Thankam R. Varma, Peter Curzen. The Effects of Abdominal Decompression on Pregnancy Complicated by the Small-for-Dates Fetus. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 80 Issue 12, DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1973.tb02984.x
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119678909/abstract#ss1

Hofmeyr GJ. Abdominal decompression for suspected fetal compromise/pre-eclampsia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 1996, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD000004. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000004.
http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab000004.html
http://mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD000004/frame.html

Hofmeyr GJ, Kulier R. Abdominal decompression in normal pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 1998, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001062. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001062.
http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab001062.html
http://mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD001062/frame.html

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