Obstetrics & gynaecology

Sutures deemed superior to staples for C-section closure

(HealthDay)—Compared with staple closure, suture closure of the skin after cesarean delivery is associated with a reduced incidence of wound complications, according to research published online May 6 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Childbirth risks not the same for all obese women

Obesity raises the chances of complications and medical interventions in childbirth. But a new study by Oxford University shows the risks are not the same for all obese women.

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Obstetric outcomes for women with asthma evaluated

(HealthDay)—Women with asthma have significantly higher odds for nearly all obstetric complications, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Better ways to monitor quality of care for newborns

In this week's PLOS Medicine, Sabine Gabrysch from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and colleagues draw upon a literature review, expert survey, and consensus method to recommend new signal functions to monitor and track ...

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1,000 women a day die in childbirth, says MSF

About 1000 women die each day in childbirth or from preventable complications related to pregnancy, humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said Thursday.

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Non-certified providers provide initial care in Bangladesh

(Medical Xpress) -- In rural Bangladesh, non-certified providers such as village doctors and untrained birth attendants are the first-line providers for women with severe obstetric complications, according to a new study ...

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