Parent engagement in perinatal mortality reviews: An online survey of clinicians from six high income countries.

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Parent engagement in perinatal mortality review meetings following stillbirth may benefit parents and improve patient safety. We investigated perinatal mortality review meeting practices, including the extent of parent engagement, based […]

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Routine third-trimester ultrasound detection of fetal abnormalities.

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Drukker et al (BJOG 2020 xxxx) present a very interesting systematic review and meta-analysis examining the prevalence and type of fetal anomalies detected during routine third-trimester scans. The authors found […]

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Prediction modelling to personalise care for gestational diabetes.

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“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.” (Sir William Osler) Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasingly common and carries risks to pregnancy and long-term maternal and […]

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Postpartum hemorrhage requiring transfusion and risk of cardiovascular disease later in life: a retrospective cohort study.

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to determine whether postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) including cerebrovascular and ischemic heart disease beyond the peripartum period.population based cohort study SETTING: The merges of the […]

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Cardiovascular Severe Maternal Morbidity in Pregnant and Postpartum Women: Development and Internal Validation of Risk Prediction Models.

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To develop and internally validate risk prediction models identifying women at risk for cardiovascular severe maternal morbidity (CSMM).A retrospective cohort study.An obstetric teaching hospital between 2007 and 2017.89,681 delivery hospitalizations.We […]

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Stillbirth and Fetal Anomalies: secondary analysis of a case-control study.

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Approximately 10% of stillbirths (SB) are attributed to fetal anomalies, but anomalies are also common in live births (LB). We aimed to assess the relationship between anomalies, by system, and […]

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A prospective study of placental growth factor in twin pregnancy and development of a dichorionic twin pregnancy specific reference range.

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The aim of this study was twofold; to develop a dichorionic twin pregnancy specific reference range for placental growth factor, and to compare gestational specific placental growth factor levels in […]

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Pravastatin, proton pump inhibitors, metformin, micronutrients and biologics: new horizons for the prevention or treatment of preeclampsia.

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There has been increasing research momentum to identify new therapeutic agents for preeclampsia. Most have adopted the pragmatic strategy of repurposing drugs. Pravastatin has been the most studied and there […]

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Salpingectomy versus tubal ligation for sterilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Following strong evidence and major organizations recommending salpingectomy over tubal ligation, we sought to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the intraoperative attributes and complication rates associated with these […]

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Maternal infections: revisiting the need for screening in pregnancy.

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The decision to implement screening for infections during pregnancy depends upon epidemiological, economic, therapeutic and test performance criteria. It therefore varies with public health priorities from country to country. When […]

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Fetal Medicine Specialists’ experiences of providing a new service of termination of pregnancy for fatal fetal anomaly: A qualitative study.

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To explore fetal medicine specialists’ (FMS) experiences of caring for parents following a fatal fetal anomaly (FFA) diagnosis, during the implementation of termination of pregnancy for fatal fetal anomaly (TOPFA) […]

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Benefit of Antenatal Corticosteroids by Year of Birth Among Preterm Infants in Canada During 2003-2017: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

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To evaluate the changes in the associations of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) with neonatal mortality and severe neurological injury over time (2003-2017).National, population-representative, retrospective cohort study.Level III neonatal intensive care units […]

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Global incidence of Caesarean deliveries on maternal request: a systematic review and meta-regression.

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Caesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR) is considered as a significant contributor to the unprecedented increase in the caesarean deliveries (CD) for non-clinical reasons. Current literature lacks a reliable assessment […]

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Association between extremely preterm caesarean delivery and maternal depressive and anxious symptoms: a national population-based cohort study.

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To evaluate whether caesarean delivery before 26 weeks of gestation was associated with depressive and anxious symptoms of mothers in comparison with deliveries between 26 and 34 weeks.Prospective national population-based […]

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Maternal risk of hypertension 7-15 Years after pregnancy: clues from the placenta.

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To assess if pre-eclampsia (PE)-related placental/extraplacental membrane findings are linked to moderately-elevated blood pressure (BP) in pregnancy and later-life hypertension.Prospective Cohort SETTING: 52 prenatal clinics, 5 Michigan communities SAMPLE: The […]

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Prediction of stillbirth: an umbrella review of evaluation of prognostic variables.

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Stillbirth accounts for over 2 million deaths a year worldwide, and rates remains stubbornly high. Multivariable prediction models may be key to individualised monitoring, intervention or early birth in pregnancy […]

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The effect of donor and recipient race on outcomes of assisted reproduction.

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A growing literature suggest that minority races, particularly Black women, have lower probability of live birth and higher risk of perinatal complications after autologous ART. However, questions still remain as […]

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Externally Validated Prediction Model of Vaginal Delivery After Preterm Induction With Unfavorable Cervix.

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To create and externally validate a predictive model to calculate the likelihood of vaginal delivery after preterm induction with unfavorable cervix.This was a retrospective cohort study of women with a […]

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A 50-Year Commitment to American Indian and Alaska Native Women.

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Since 1970, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Women’s Health has partnered with the Indian Health Service and health care facilities serving […]

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Association of Obesity With Maternal and Cord Blood Penicillin Levels in Women With Group B Streptococcus Colonization.

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To compare maternal and cord blood penicillin concentrations in women with and without obesity who are receiving intrapartum group B streptococcus (GBS) prophylaxis.We performed a prospective cohort study of term […]

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A 50-Year Commitment to American Indian and Alaska Native Women.

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Since 1970, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Women’s Health has partnered with the Indian Health Service and health care facilities serving […]

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Elective Labor Induction at 39 Weeks of Gestation Compared With Expectant Management: Factors Associated With Adverse Outcomes in Low-Risk Nulliparous Women.

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To evaluate characteristics associated with adverse outcomes in low-risk nulliparous women randomized to elective labor induction at 39 weeks of gestation or expectant management.We conducted a secondary analysis of women […]

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Association of Obesity With Maternal and Cord Blood Penicillin Levels in Women With Group B Streptococcus Colonization.

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To compare maternal and cord blood penicillin concentrations in women with and without obesity who are receiving intrapartum group B streptococcus (GBS) prophylaxis.We performed a prospective cohort study of term […]

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Characteristics Associated With Consent and Reasons for Declining in a Randomized Trial in Pregnancy.

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To evaluate the maternal characteristics associated with consent to a randomized trial of labor induction in pregnancy.This is a secondary analysis of low-risk nulliparous women randomized to induction of labor […]

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Elective Labor Induction at 39 Weeks of Gestation Compared With Expectant Management: Factors Associated With Adverse Outcomes in Low-Risk Nulliparous Women.

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To evaluate characteristics associated with adverse outcomes in low-risk nulliparous women randomized to elective labor induction at 39 weeks of gestation or expectant management.We conducted a secondary analysis of women […]

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