March 17th 2023
For preterm infants, clinical outcomes from microbial mechanisms are not affected by a diet of only human milk compared to bovine milk formulas or fortifiers.
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NICHD finding: the nail in the coffin for fetal pulse oximetry?March 1st 2006
Is fetal pulse oximetry a waste of time? Riveting results from an important trial presented at the 26th annual SMFM meeting in Miami in February suggest just that?and seemingly shatter the whole premise behind fetal pulse oximetry: that it might either improve perinatal outcome or lower cesarean delivery rates.
Sign Out: Maternal and newborn mortality: the silent tragediesJanuary 1st 2006
No issue is more central to global well-being than the health of mothers and their babies. Every individual, every family, every community at some point or another is intimately involved with pregnancy and the success of childbirth. And yet every day, 1,600 women and more than 10,000 newborns die due to complications that could have been prevented.
U/S Clinics: Putting the FASTER results into clinical practiceJanuary 1st 2006
Counseling patients on screening for Down syndrome has long been a challenge. Findings from the FASTER trial provide solid evidence upon which to base recommendations for first- or second-trimester testing, or a combination of both.
Treat sudden jump in systolic blood pressure as emergency in preeclamptic patientsJanuary 1st 2006
Abiding by the old rules and waiting for a severely preeclamptic patient's diastolic blood pressure (BP) to reach or rise above 110 mm Hg before beginning to treat hypertension can invite a deadly stroke, warned a leading Jackson, Miss. maternal-fetal medicine researcher. Instead, consider treating as a hypertensive emergency a pregnant patient's sudden severe systolic BP reading of 155 to 160 mm Hg or more, regardless of the diastolic reading, said James N. Martin, Jr., MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
No need for pediatricians to be present at all C-sectionsDecember 1st 2005
Because there is no increased incidence of infant resuscitation during cesarean sections performed with regional anesthesia for reasons other than fetal distress or malpresentation, pediatricians need not be present, according to a recent cohort study from Australia.
A primer on breast reduction surgeryNovember 1st 2005
Excessively large breasts can be so painful that even the rare risk of losing her nipples and areolae won't dissuade a woman from undergoing reduction surgery. This article—by two plastic surgeons—gives you information on the pros and cons of various surgical approaches so you can educate patients about all of their options.
Is pelvic floor myalgia causing your patient's dyspareunia?October 1st 2005
Proper evaluation of a key muscle group can identify pelvic floor myalgia—an often unsuspected but highly treatable cause of insertional dyspareunia and pelvic pain. An expert tells how to proceed with diagnosis and treatment.
Glyburide as effective as insulin for gestational diabetesOctober 1st 2005
Glyburide is as effective as insulin for women with gestational diabetes mellitus and a fasting plasma glucose of 140 mg/dL or less on a 3-hour glucose tolerance test, according to a 4-year retrospective study of a large and diverse managed-care population.
How is medical technology affecting your practice?September 15th 2005
Ob/gyns rely on medical technology every day to care for their patients. But are you using the same devices as other ob/gyns across the country? A survey commissioned by Contemporary OB/GYN lets you see how you stack up with your colleagues in adopting these tools.
Grand Rounds: Will active management of obstetric risk lower C/S rates?September 1st 2005
Can a radical approach that's counter to conventional wisdom cut climbing cesarean rates by inducing labor in patients with risk—before their risk becomes an indication for C/S? It's certainly controversial—but it just might be right!