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Study Protocol. IDUS – Instrumental delivery & ultrasound. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of ultrasound assessment of the fetal head position versus standard care as an approach to prevent morbidity at instrumental delivery

  • Deirdre J Murphy1,
  • Gerard Burke2,
  • Alan A Montgomery3,
  • Meenakshi Ramphul1, 4Email author and
  • The IDUS StudyGroup
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201212:95

Received: 24 August 2012

Accepted: 7 September 2012

Published: 13 September 2012

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7 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
13 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2393-12-95

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Authors’ Affiliations

Academic Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Trinity College Dublin & Coombe Women & Infant’s University Hospital
Mid-Western Regional Maternity Hospital
Primary Care Research, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol
Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital