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Évaluation de la version des fœtus par acupuncture - moxibustion

Abstract : Objective : To Estimate the efficiency of a treatment by acupuncture moxibustion on the versions of foetus and on the rate of caesarian. Methods : We realized a retrospective study in Hospital of Ancenis (level maternity hospital I). This study takes into account the patients who gave birth between January 1st, 2007 and August 31st, 2009. The patients recruited for this study, had all taken benefit of at least one session of acupuncture moxibustion during their pregnancy. All the inclusive patients had to show a monofoetal pregnancy and a non-cephalic presentation with a physiological progress of the pregnancy. The main assessment criteria was the presentation of the foetus at the time of the delivery, the evolution of the rate of breech presentation and of the caesarean section rate in Hospital of Ancenis.

Results : We recruited at the end 38 patients. The profit of the acupuncture moxibustion for the foetal version, in our study, was not put into evidence in a significant way with regard to the spontaneous versions. We found a rate of version by acupuncture moxibustion of 34.21%. (Of 17.64% for primipares and 47.62% for multipares). We did not observe modification of the caesarean section rate and the rate of breech presentation in this Hospital of Ancenis before and after the implementation of the treatment by acupuncture moxibustion.

Conclusion : The acupuncture moxibustion such as it is practised in Ancenis did not show significant increase of the rate of foetal version nor decrease of the rate of caesarian. However, the staff of our population was restricted.

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Lucie Martin. Évaluation de la version des fœtus par acupuncture - moxibustion. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2010. ⟨dumas-00575552⟩



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