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Table 2 Vaginal delivery rates following ECV with neuraxial block for breech presentation (analgesia or anesthesia dose) in previously published randomized trials

From: Reducing the cesarean delivery rates for breech presentations: administration of spinal anesthesia facilitates manipulation to cephalic presentation, but is it cost saving?

Authors Analgesia/Anesthesia Effect size in treatment group Effect size in control group Vaginal cephalic delivery in treatment group Vaginal cephalic delivery in control group
Dugoff [22] Analgesia 22/50 (44%)   22/52 (42%) 16/50 (32.0%) 25/52 (48.1%)
Mancuso [20]   Anesthesia 32/54 (59%) 18/54 (33.3%) 28/54a (51.9%) 13/54a (24.1%)
Schorr [19]   Anesthesia 24/35 (69%) 11/34 (32.4%) 23/35 (65.7%) 7/34 (20.6%)
Sullivan [21] Analgesia 22/47 (47%) 15/48 (31.3%) 17/47 (36.2%) 12/48 (25%)
Weiniger [16]   Anesthesia 24/36 (67%) 11/34 (32.4%) 16/36 (44.4%) 8/34 (23.5%)
Weiniger [15]   Anesthesia 27/31 (87%) 19/33 (57.6%) 25/31b (80.%) 19/33b (57.6%)
  1. adata presented are vaginal cephalic delivery only.
  2. Effect size = ECV success rate.
  3. bexcludes vaginal breech delivery and repeat ECV.
  4. Following unsuccessful ECV five patients overall had spontaneous version to cephalic presentation with vaginal delivery.