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Journal of Pregnancy
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 640379, 6 pages
Clinical Study

Emergency Caesarean Section: Influences on the Decision-to-Delivery Interval

Women's Services, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK

Received 18 February 2011; Accepted 12 May 2011

Academic Editor: Tamas Zakar

Copyright © 2011 Aiste Cerbinskaite et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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