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2011-06-20 23:54:12

A new study published in the international Nordic journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) reveals that inducing labor in the weeks around term, or from week 39 to week 41, is not connected with higher rates of cesarean section compared with waiting for a later spontaneous or induced labor. There has been much debate about this in recent years with a concern that induction as opposed to expectant management might lead to a higher risk for the woman to end up with emergency...

2010-05-14 13:27:28

Research: Strength of association between umbilical cord pH and perinatal and long term outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis Low umbilical cord blood pH at birth is strongly associated with serious outcomes such as infant death, brain damage and the development of cerebral palsy in childhood, concludes a study published on bmj.com on May 13. This is the first BMJ research paper to carry a continuing medical education (CME) credit through a new collaboration between the BMJ and...

2010-01-20 13:51:59

Current evidence suggests that using Doppler ultrasound in high-risk pregnancies to monitor a fetus' health may reduce caesarean sections and the number of babies who die, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. Doppler ultrasound is a well established technique used to diagnose problems during pregnancy. In the same way that a speed radar measures how fast cars are travelling, Doppler ultrasound can monitor how fast blood is moving in the umbilical blood flow. Professionals can then...

2009-01-12 09:44:22

Research shows that repeat elective cesarean delivery performed before 39 weeks of gestation can have adverse effects on a baby's fetal lung development. The rate of cesarean delivery in the United States has increased dramatically, from 20.7 percent in 1996 to 31.1 percent in 2006; but cesarean delivery does not come risk-free. Infants born before 39 weeks of gestation can suffer from death, respiratory distress syndrome, newborn sepsis and seizures. A study of nearly 25,000 cesarean...

2007-03-18 03:00:13

By Tsirka, Aspasia; Korkontzelos, Ioannis; Diamantopoulos, Pantelis; Tsirkas, Panagiotis; Stefos, Theodoros Anterior abdominal wall defects expressed as three basic types (omphalocele, gastroschisis and body stalk complex) are in general diagnosed during the second trimester of pregnancy [1]. The body stalk anomaly is characterized by the presence of a major abdominal wall defect, severe kyphoscoliosis, a rudimentary umbilical cord (short or monoarterial), neural tube defects, genitourinary...

2007-03-18 03:00:12

By Raspollini, Maria Rosaria; Oliva, Esther; Roberts, Drucilla J Abstract The purpose of this article is to review the histopathologic findings in the placenta of women with a known thrombophilic mutation. The findings range from normal to severe pathologic features including decidual vasculopathy, placental infarctions, syncytial knotting, maternal floor infarction, fetal thrombotic vasculopathy, vasculitis, and chronic villitis. They are, however, not pathognomonic of thrombophilic...

2006-08-10 16:02:17

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - To reduce the risk of illness and death, twins should be delivered before 40 weeks of gestation, but there is no added benefit in delivering them by 38 weeks of gestation, new research suggests. In fact, delivery at 37 weeks appears to raise the risk of needing assisted ventilation. The findings run counter to some reports that have suggested improved outcomes with delivery by 38 weeks gestation. Still, other studies, like the current one, have failed to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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