Obstetrics

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

Delivery room thermal care interventions for hypothermia associated with improved outcomes

1. The majority of thermal care interventions used in the delivery room were associated with better core body temperature and decreased risk of moderate...

Interventions to limit gestational weight gain associated with decreased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes:...

1. Counseling and behavioral interventions to limit excess gestational weight gain was associated with decreased risk of gestational diabetes, emergency cesarean delivery, macrosomia, and...

Fortification of breast milk with preterm formula powder vs human milk fortifier in preterm...

1. Fortification of expressed breast milk with preterm formula was found to be non-inferior to human milk fortifier with regards to short-term weight gain...

Maternal weight gain and pregnancy outcomes in twin gestations

1. In a large cohort of women with twin gestations, gestational weight gain very often falls outside of established recommendations, contributing to adverse outcomes...

Preterm formula powder is not inferior to human milk fortifier as breast milk fortifier

1. When used to fortify human breast milk for preterm neonates, no significant weight gain differences were seen from using either Preterm Formula Powder...

Topical corticosteroid use in pregnancy not associated with increased risk of small for gestational...

1. No association was found between topical corticosteroid use during pregnancy and increased risks of newborns being small for gestational age (SGA) or having...

Discontinuation of oxytocin during active labour may reduce fetal heart rate abnormalities

1. In women undergoing active labour, discontinuation of oxytocin was associated with a slightly higher risk of caesarean section compared to continued oxytocin use. 2....

No difference in live birth rates between intracytoplasmic sperm injection and conventional in-vitro fertilization...

1. For couples with a male partner with normal sperm counts and motility, intracytoplasmic sperm injection did not result in higher rates of live...

Prophylactic tranexamic acid prevents significant blood loss after cesarean delivery

1. Prophylactic tranexamic acid treatment was shown to lower the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage in women undergoing cesarean delivery. 2. Tranexamic acid treatment was shown...

COVID-19 in pregnancy associated with substantially increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality

1. COVID-19 infection during pregnancy was associated with consistent and substantial increases in severe maternal morbidity and mortality and neonatal complications compared to non-infected...

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