Obstetrics

Reports of high-impact obstetrics and gynecology studies by medical professionals

Neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely preterm newborns improved since 1990s

1. The survival rate of extremely preterm newborns in Victoria (Australia) has increased since the early 1990s without an increase in major neurodevelopmental disability...

Prolonged use of opioids and benzodiazepines in extremely preterm infants associated with adverse effects...

1. In this cohort study, prolonged use of opioids and benzodiazepines among extremely preterm infants was associated with lower cognitive, motor and language scores...

Association of travel distance to nearest abortion facility with rates of abortion

1. Greater distanced travelled for abortion services were associated with reduced abortion rates. 2. There is an unmet need for abortion care services across the...

Telehealth integrated antenatal care may reduce the volume of in-person consultations without impacting the...

1. There was no significant difference with regard to diagnosis and treatment of pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and gestational diabetes between the telehealth integrated...

Indigenous mothers in Canada often forced to long-distance travel to give birth

1. More Indigenous mothers travelled 200km or more to give birth compared to non-Indigenous mothers based on proximity to birthing care. 2. Indigenous pregnant...

Restrictive versus liberal fluid resuscitation strategy for post-partum hemorrhage

1. Using a restrictive fluid resuscitation strategy for early to mild post-partum hemorrhage yielded similar hemodynamic outcomes as a liberal fluid resuscitation strategy. Evidence Rating...

Immediate kangaroo mother care decreased mortality in low-birth-weight infants

1. Immediate kangaroo mother care after birth for low-birth-weight infants was shown to lower mortality at 28 days compared to conventional care initiated after...

Fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion improves infant survival for congenital diaphragmatic hernia

1. Fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO) was shown to improve survival to discharge in infants with severe left congenital diaphragmatic hernia. 2. The FETO surgical...

Postpartum mental illness increased in frequency during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. Clinical visits for postpartum mental health illness increased in the first 9 months of the COVID-19 pandemic comparatively to pre-pandemic rates, peaking between...

Chemotherapy during the first trimester of pregnancy associated with increased risk for congenital malformations...

1. Chemotherapy was associated with an increased risk of major congenital malformations in the initial 12 weeks of pregnancy. 2. These risks and the prevalence...

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