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obstetrics

New life for old obstetriciansA new option gives old obs a new life and second career. A new model of ob care offers a chance for today’s older physicians who are highly experienced and motivated to alter their career paths and avoid “forced” retirement from ob by becoming ob/gyn hospitalists.
Should we take another look at antenatal corticosteroids?The risks of administering ACS at late term and term remain unknown, says this MFM specialist.
Three-parent babies: What does the future hold? (VIDEO)For Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at the recent spindle nuclear transfer performed in Mexico which resulted in a child, the first one created with genetic material from 3 adults, and examines the possible implications.
Induction success or failure: Does maternal age matter?A study in Israel compared mothers older and younger than 35.
Transcervical balloon catheter: no tension neededResearchers looked at time to catheter expulsion and time to delivery.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Obesity in pregnancyAn expert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 156: Obesity in Pregnancy.
Labor induction vs expectant management in women over 35“Women have very polarized views about induction... some are keen to be induced near their due date ... Others, however, feel that nature knows best and induction is meddlesome."
John Queenan, Rh disease pioneerAn interview with the doctor behind the near-elimination of US deaths due to Rh disease.
Optimizing hemolytic disease management with third-trimester screeningDutch researchers reviewed data from 62,000 Rh-negative women to determine how to best detect and treat severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
Lessons of severe maternal morbidityA 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.