Richard Sorce

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Richard Sorce - Vacuum cup reduces birthing injuries A...
Vacuum cup reduces birthing injuries A Magee-Womens Hospital 15- month study has found injuries to [Others-during-delivery have been substantially reduced with the help of a soft birth instrument called a Silastic vacuum cup. The soft cup has proved its value for the first time in reducing vaginal and cervical tearsjtiatjaften occur when" meST forceps arc useSlrfdif- ficult deliveries. Dr. Richard C. Sorce, an obstetrician at Magee, said, the soft birth tool. Since then, hospital a i so reduced .the number of emer- Sorce, who tested the cup,during obstetricians have used the instru- gency cesareans at Magee. the past-three- years, said-material- ment-fordifficultdeliveries;-- --^ m-tand-pumps-to^rwlirsvr injuries were reduced nearly SO percent with the procedure being safer than forceps for the mother during during vaginal delivery and as safe as forceps for the baby. In a 1982 study. jorce_and his col- "Eventually, we would hope the use of metal forceps would be eliminated," Sorce said. "The soft cup does the same job with three times the safety." , . _^^ _^__ J _ J? finriingc jnpnetad-Hv-^n-Wnrlrf The CUp. that M10ldS Ittelf tO a leagues found fewer tables suffered- congress Obstetricians and baby's head, has a "built-in safety -bfuised-Jieads when delivered with Qy,^,^,,, ne M id the-devtce-has--fa minutes to create a vacuum. the cup rebuilds pressure quickly -in about 30 seconds -- doctors are more likely to avoid emergency cesareans. applied properly'or if the delivery difficult, the cup slips off with the . --U' . pwti- Sor'ce's recent study was the first to document the maternal safety of

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  1. News Record,
  2. 10 Apr 1984, Tue,
  3. Page 11

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