Tag: "obstetric" at medical news
Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients' own obstetricians
...aim MPH and co-authors wanted to determine whether obstetric
outcomes differed between women whose babies were delivered by their own obstetrician and those attended by an on-call obstetrician who did not provide antenatal care. They performed a cohort study of all live single term births between 1991 and 2001...
Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year
...ere given the usual care a woman would expect from obstetric
and midwifery staff. The second also had access t...led descriptions and probability information about obstetric
complications might be considered as potentially alarming. They also acknowledge the mode of deli...
Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections
...uninsured, even though pregnancy complications and obstetric
problems which may need a caesarean section are hi...omplex social process affected by clinical status, obstetric
practice and training, family and social pressures, the legal system, availability of technology, wo...
A revolution in the monitoring of unborn babies
...emic lupus erythematosus and Sjogrens syndrome and obstetric
cholestasis. It will also be useful in monitoring fetuses identified as growing poorly or where it is suspected that the placenta is unhealthy and hence the fetus may become compromised due to lack of oxygen. In England during 2004 and 2005 17 per...
Low-tech operation could dramatically reduce maternal deaths
...es can do without them and still achieve excellent obstetric
outcomes, this operation is obsolete and Africa will soon "catch up"." Unlike the rich world, however, one of the most common causes of maternal death in low income countries is obstructed labor. The availability of relatively low-tech symphysiotom...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...new study. Researchers from Rhode Island described obstetric
ICU admissions by collecting and reviewing data, such as age, race, and pre-existent conditions. In all, 47 percent of the women had major pre-existing medical problems, with cardiac diseases being the most common. Twenty percent of the women had ast...
Twins have similar school performance to single-born children
...est registered. The authors suggest that better obstetric
and paediatric practices over the past 50 years have improved the cognitive disadvantage identified in twins by earlier research....
Better training needed to reduce emergency caesareans
... vaginal delivery (use of forceps or ventouse) for obstetric
trainees to help reduce rates. A recent UK study found that decisions made by senior (consultant) obstetric
staff are important in determining whether a second stage caesarean section is the best method of de...
Doctors must debate hospital closures
...ting a midwife led birth unit for a consultant led obstetric
service. Such units only accept "low risk" births,...sues such as safe transit times for paediatric and obstetric
emergencies, and we need more creative thinking on shared site working and flexible training rotas. ...
Improvement seen in fetal survival following preeclampsia
...liveries in recent years resulting from aggressive obstetric
management of preeclampsia. Modern medical management of preeclampsia appears to have been effective in preventing fetal death without causing an increase in infant or maternal death," the authors conclude....
Malpractice concerns may deter Florida medical students from entering obstetrics and gynecology
...rend that could further reduce patients' access to obstetric
care, a survey by the University of South Florida College of Medicine found. The survey results were announced earlier this month at the Florida Obstetric and Gynecological Society (FOGS) annual meeting in West Palm Beach. Aaron Deutsch, MD, lead...
HIV drug could be used to prevent cervical cancer, say University of Manchester researchers
...ave significant advantages better preservation of obstetric
function, the potential for use in resource poor settings such as underdeveloped countries and it may appeal more to women than surgery. "We are very grateful for the strong support we have had from the Humane Research Trust, the charity who funded...
Two-thirds of pregnant women with depression aren't getting treatment for it
...gnant women for depression in the waiting rooms of obstetric
clinics at U-M and elsewhere in southern Michigan. They previously published results based on the waiting-room screening tests; the new study goes much further by performing a detailed psychological assessment using the criteria of the DSM-IV, the st...
Examination not sensitive enough to detect breech babies
...eks' gestation attending an antenatal clinic at an obstetric
hospital in Sydney. Each woman underwent clinical examination to assess the position of their baby. This was followed by an ultrasound scan to confirm the diagnosis. Clinical examination detected 70% of non-cephalic presentations. Correct diagnosis...
UT Southwestern-led study finds doctors' judgment as important as guideline for Cesarean sections
...logists set the guideline that a hospital offering obstetric
care should have the capability of beginning a Cesarean delivery within 30 minutes. The important word is capability, not requirement, the researchers note. "Having this potential should not be misconstrued to mean that it is required that all Ces...
Delayed umbilical cord clamping boosts iron in infants
...layed clamping of the umbilical cord into standard obstetric
practice in various settings....
Outcomes of patients in trials; Better blood pressure treatment; Snake bites, and more
...cancer, problems of the heart and circulation, and obstetric
and gynecological problems. The health outcomes recorded in the trials varied and included, for example, death or recurrence of cancer. In 22 of these trials, the health outcomes were no different (statistically) in patients who received randomly a...
Female genital mutilation harmful for mothers and babies
...(WHO) study group on female genital mutilation and obstetric
outcome analysed data from 28, 373 women giving bi...gle baby between November 2001 to March 2003 at 28 obstetric
centres in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan. The investigators examined the ...
Female genital mutilation affects births: Study
...tion Health at ANU. It involved 28,393 women in 28 obstetric
centres in six countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan. The study found that women who have had Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are significantly more likely to experience difficulties during childbirth and that their babies...
High rates of caesarean delivery may harm mothers and newborns
...igorous assessment of the factors related to their obstetric
care and the perinatal outcomes achieved vis--vis the case mix of the population they serve; at present their services might cause iatrogenic harm."...