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Preventing maternal deaths gains support in Congress February 12, 2018By Bob KronemyerWith the United States ranked No. 50 globally in maternal deaths, support is growing in Congress for the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017 (H.R. 1318/S. 1112).
US initiatives to reduce maternal mortality globally February 12, 2018By Judith M. Orvos ELSTo help combat maternal mortality rates globally, the US government has invested more than $15 billion since 2008 in innovative measures to accelerate reduction in deaths. These efforts are led by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy- what you need to knowSleep-disordered breathing during pregnancy is a risk factor for development of hypertensive disorders and gestational diabetes mellitus.
Did traumatic vacuum extraction cause this infant’s delays? February 13, 2018By Andrew I. Kaplan EsqPlaintiff alleged that excessive force from implementing the vacuum resulted in intracranial hemorrhage and subdural hematoma. Decreasing cesareans: VBAC and patient empowerment February 13, 2018By Jane Van Dis MDExpert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 184: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery. Vulvar pruritus in postmenopausal womanA 62-year-old woman presents for her annual gynecologic exam, stating that she has had a 4-month history of worsening vulvar pruritus. Can you make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan? Maternal Mortality Resources - Foundational
February 14, 2018A collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for further reading on maternal mortality.
A love/hate divide
February 13, 2018Our latest survey paints a picture of ob/gyns simultaneously dedicated to their profession and increasingly frustrated by external stressors.