This week on Contemporary OB/GYN®: Sept.13 to Sept. 17

Here's what's in store this week on Contemporary OB/GYN®:

Register for SMFM's 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Registration is now open for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting, to be held from January 31 to February 5, 2022, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center near Orlando, Florida.

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, 7th Edition: Protocol 21, Obesity

In this protocol, Ramsey reviews the health implications of obesity for mother and fetus. The incidence of obesity in the United States has increased dramatically. Of pregnant women in the country, more than half are overweight or obese and 8% or more are extremely obese. As the author notes, excessive gestational weight gain, particularly in women who are already overweight or obese, increases risk of maternal complications such as diabetes, hypertension, and operative deliveries and neonatal outcomes such as macrosomia and stillbirth.

Did improper positioning during surgery cause neurologic injury?

After surgery for pubovaginal sling and possible cystocele and repair cystoscopy, the patient alleges that positioning caused the neurologic injury.

Reducing burnout requires an organization-wide response

A new study suggests that reducing burnout requires an organization-level response — creating medical practice cultures that value qualities such as teamwork, open communications and process improvement.