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Odon device for instrumental vaginal deliveries: results of a medical device pilot clinical study

  • Javier A. Schvartzman1,
  • Hugo Krupitzki1,
  • Mario Merialdi2, 3,
  • Ana Pilar Betrán2,
  • Jennifer Requejo4,
  • My Huong Nguyen2,
  • Effy Vayena5,
  • Angel E. Fiorillo1,
  • Enrique C. Gadow1,
  • Francisco M. Vizcaino1,
  • Felicitas von Petery1,
  • Victoria Marroquin1,
  • María Luisa Cafferata6,
  • Agustina Mazzoni6,
  • Valerie Vannevel7,
  • Robert C. Pattinson7,
  • A Metin Gülmezoglu2,
  • Fernando Althabe6,
  • Mercedes Bonet2Email author and
  • for the World Health Organization Odon Device Research Group
Reproductive Health201815:45

Received: 15 January 2018

Accepted: 22 February 2018

Published: 12 March 2018

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Original Submission
15 Jan 2018 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Jan 2018 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Review
31 Jan 2018 Author responded Author comments - Javier A Schvartzman
Resubmission - Version 2
31 Jan 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Feb 2018 Author responded Author comments - Javier A Schvartzman
Resubmission - Version 3
22 Feb 2018 Submitted Manuscript version 3
22 Feb 2018 Editorially accepted
12 Mar 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12978-018-0485-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas “Norberto Quirno” (CEMIC-IUC - CONICET), University Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland
Becton Dickinson and Company (BD), Franklin Lakes, USA
Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland
Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria (IECS - CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina
SAMRC Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa