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Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
Dr. Kilpatrick is the Helping Hand Endowed Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.
Lessons of severe maternal morbidity
A better understanding of the care and outcomes of women with severe morbidity who survive should provide insight into ways to improve care for all women and reduce both severe morbidity and mortality.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Key points about 4 perinatal infections
A commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 151: Cytomegalovirus, Parvovirus B19, Varicella Zoster, and Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy
An expert commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 148: Thyroid disease in pregnancy.
Premature Rupture of Membranes: What Have We Learned Since 2007?
An expert commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 130: Premature Rupture of Membranes.
The transcervical Foley balloon
The Foley balloon is a tried and true mechanical method for cervical ripening
Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth: What have we learned since 2001?
ACOG has recently updated their guidelines for preterm birth. One of the doctors on Contemporary OB/GYN's editorial board looks at what has changed in the past 12 years.
Management of preterm labor
ACOG recently issued a practice bulletin for the management of preterm labor. A member of Contemporary OB/GYN's editorial advisory board asks if OB/GYN's have learned anything since 2003.
Discerning the real meaning of patient-centered care
Patient-centered care is the buzzword for a new trend in healthcare.
Elective cesarean delivery: What are we doing?
Delivering a baby before 39 weeks with no clear medical indications may be doing more harm than good.
MFM Consult: Progesterone for prevention of preterm birth
ACOG and SMFM only recommend progesterone for women with prior spontaneous singleton preterm delivery. This update discusses the research supporting their recommendation.