Dr Lockwood, Editor-in-Chief, is Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice President of USF Health, University of South Florida, Tampa. He can be reached at DrLockwood@ubm.com.
Podcast: Discussing the ARRIVE trial results
Dr. Charles J. Lockwood sits down with Linda Marie Wetzel, Executive Editor for Contemporary OB/GYN, to discuss the results of the ARRIVE study and what these findings mean for ob/gyns and their patients.
Is federal medical liability reform possible?
Over the past few years, progress has clearly been made with regard to the professional liability crisis.
What to do about the swine flu
Help combat the H1N1 flu epidemic with use of online resources and organizational information.
Opinion: Metabolic syndrome: What the ob/gyn should know
Ob/gyns are in the best position to make an early diagnosis. Patients not responding to lifestyle adjustments may require lipid-lowering or antihypertensive agents.
Opinion: Obesity in pregnancy really is a weighty issue
It's time to challenge our patients to achieve their ideal body weight in the preconceptional period, encourage them to exercise regularly, and to take a more restrained approach to maternal weight gain if they are obese. Of course it helps if the counselor heeds his or her own advice!
Editorial: Web Exclusive: Health-care reform: Learning from Massachusetts's mistakes
Massachusetts was the ideal setting to attempt universal coverage, but the influx of newly insured strained the system's ability to provide care and drove up costs. Dr. Lockwood offers his perspective on lessons to be learned from their mistakes.
Opinion: Practicing Full Disclosure medicine
Fear of litigation, damage to reputation, and ostracism by peers have been responsible for a "code of silence." The wiser course in most circumstances is to reveal one's mistakes, and have a well thought out protocol for providing full disclosure.
Opinion: New FHR monitoring standards: Something old and something new
The NIH/NICHD has released new guidelines on electronic fetal heart rate assessment. Two experts summarize the new standards and explain their value.
Election 2008: Where do the Democratic candidates stand?
Dr. Charles Lockwood outlines the Democratic candidates and where they stand on health-care reform, tort reform, and reproductive rights.
Editorial: An obstetrician in the White House?
It is up to us to dissect out each candidate's position on all the issues we deem important, to assess their integrity, management skills, and leadership qualities that allows us to choose a leader.
Editorial: How much is too much prenatal care?
Among high-risk women, apparently there's no improvement in low birthweight when clinicians provide earlier or more intense prenatal care.
Editorial: Intrapartum EFM: How can we better identify the at-risk fetus?
The use of intrapartum EFM seems to increase the number of cesarean and operative vaginal deliveries.
Editorial: Homage to an obstetric legend: Edward H. Hon
Dr. Hon and colleagues successfully identified preterminal FHR patterns, fetal vagal responses to head compression, and fetal arrhythmias.
Editorial: Everything I need to know about medical education I learned from my teenagers
The federal government may phase out indirect medical education payments.
Editorial: Antenatal corticosteroids: Is early and often too much?
If you feel whipsawed about when and how often to treat patients at risk for prematurity with antenatal corticosteroids (ACS), you're not alone.
Roundtable: The ob/gyn and legal liability: condition critical, Part 1
It's hard to imagine a more serious crisis than the current legal liability debacle facing American ob/gyns. Dr. Charles Lockwood has gathered the profession's thought leaders to help analyze its complexities and discuss possible solutions.
Editorial: Why the CD rate is on the rise (Part 1)
Ob/gyns with even a little gray hair have witnessed an extraordinary evolution in our collective thinking about cesarean delivery (CD) over the past three decades. I believe that a variety of factors are behind high CD rates in the United States, and that continued increases are inevitable.
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