A call to arms against maternal mortalityIf we truly want to “make America great again” we should start with a national effort to address our tragically high maternal mortality rate.
In this issue
Introducing a new series on maternal mortality January 10, 2018By Carolyn Zelop MDCutting-edge medical advances and innovative technologies have made headlines and continue to flourish in the new millennium. However, these medical achievements stand in stark contrast to the paradoxical increase in US maternal mortality, which is among the highest of all developed nations. Overactive bladder: Special considerations across a woman’s life spanThis article summarizes guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, highlighting special considerations for management of OAB across a woman’s life span. Maternal death from intracranial hemorrhage January 10, 2018By Dawn Collins JDDid her family physician meet the standard-of-care? Maternal mortality statistics January 11, 2018By Linda Marie WetzelData collection methods are improving but still a challenge. Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in pregnancy January 11, 2018By Beth Brickner MDManagement challenges in pregnancies complicated by maternal heart disease are complex, requiring ongoing involvement of a team of specialists.