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SARS-CoV-2 in Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Summary of Current Guidelines

26 May, 2020 | 10:02h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 in Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Summary of Current Guidelines – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Related: COVID-19 review of national clinical practice guidelines for key questions relating to the care of pregnant women and their babies

 


Study Shows Abnormalities in Placentas from COVID-19-positive Pregnant Women

26 May, 2020 | 10:00h | UTC

Placental Pathology in COVID-19 – American Journal of Clinical Pathology

Commentaries: Placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women show injury – Northwestern University AND Expert reaction to study looking at placentas from COVID19-positive pregnant women – Science Media Centre AND Covid-19 appears to attack placenta during pregnancy, study says – CNN AND Placenta Injury Observed in Pregnant Women Who Test Positive For Coronavirus – Forbes

 


Cohort Study: Fluconazole Use in the First Trimester of Pregnancy Linked to Increased Risk of Musculoskeletal Malformations

25 May, 2020 | 01:31h | UTC

Oral fluconazole use in the first trimester and risk of congenital malformations: population based cohort study – The BMJ

Commentary: Musculoskeletal Malformations Up With Fluconazole in Pregnancy – Physician’s Weekly

 


Cochrane Library Review of Guidelines for Key Questions Relating to the Care of Pregnant Women and Their Babies

15 May, 2020 | 03:46h | UTC

COVID-19 review of national clinical practice guidelines for key questions relating to the care of pregnant women and their babies – Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial of Lactin-V to Prevent Recurrence of Bacterial Vaginosis

15 May, 2020 | 03:22h | UTC

Randomized Trial of Lactin-V to Prevent Recurrence of Bacterial Vaginosis – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Indirect Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Maternal and Child Mortality in Low-income and Middle-income Countries

14 May, 2020 | 10:02h | UTC

Early estimates of the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study – The Lancet Global Health

Commentaries: As COVID-19 devastates already fragile health systems, over 6,000 additional children under five could die a day, without urgent action – UNICEF AND Unicef: 6,000 children could die every day due to impact of coronavirus – The Guardian

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized Trial: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery at Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Postoperative Length of Stay

14 May, 2020 | 02:29h | UTC

Enhanced recovery after surgery at cesarean delivery to reduce postoperative length of stay: a randomized controlled trial – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Related Study (just published): A Randomized Controlled Trial of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Versus Standard of Care Recovery for Emergency Cesarean Deliveries at Mbarara Hospital, Uganda – Anesthesia & Analgesia

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cesarean Delivery (guidelines on the subject)

 


Meta-Analysis: Progression to Type 2 Diabetes in Women with Previous Gestational Diabetes

14 May, 2020 | 02:11h | UTC

Progression to type 2 diabetes in women with a known history of gestational diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ

Commentary: Gestational diabetes—missed opportunities in post-partum follow-up – The BMJ Opinion

 


[Abstract Only] Study: Folic Acid Supplement Linked to Increased Risk of Gestational Hypertension

12 May, 2020 | 03:13h | UTC

Folic Acid Supplement Use and Increased Risk of Gestational Hypertension – Hypertension

News Release: Prenatal supplement may increase blood pressure at high doses – American Heart Association

 


Systematic Review: Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Preventing and Treating Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Antenatal and Postnatal Women

11 May, 2020 | 00:02h | UTC

Pelvic floor muscle training for preventing and treating urinary and faecal incontinence in antenatal and postnatal women – Cochrane Library

Summary: How effective is pelvic floor muscle training undertaken during pregnancy or after birth for preventing or treating incontinence? – Cochrane Library

 


RCOG Guideline: Assisted Vaginal Birth

6 May, 2020 | 03:39h | UTC

Assisted Vaginal Birth: Green‐top Guideline No. 26 – BJOG

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: 12‐hour Fasting vs. Expedited Oral Intake in Women Hospitalized for Hyperemesis Gravidarum

6 May, 2020 | 03:34h | UTC

Twelve‐hour fasting compared with expedited oral intake in the initial inpatient management of hyperemesis gravidarum: a randomised trial – BJOG

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Cardiovascular Considerations in Caring for Pregnant Patients

5 May, 2020 | 04:06h | UTC

Cardiovascular Considerations in Caring for Pregnant Patients: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association – Circulation

News Release: Pregnant women with CVD need specialized care before, during and postpartum – American Heart Association

 


Recommendations for the Management of Lower Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnant and Non-pregnant Women

5 May, 2020 | 03:57h | UTC

Joint report of SBI (Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases), FEBRASGO (Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations), SBU (Brazilian Society of Urology) and SBPC/ML (Brazilian Society of Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine): recommendations for the clinical management of lower urinary tract infections in pregnant and non-pregnant women – The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

 


Study: In Utero Antidepressants and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Kindergarteners

5 May, 2020 | 03:47h | UTC

In Utero Antidepressants and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Kindergarteners – Pediatrics

Commentaries: Providing the Evidence for Managing Depression in Pregnancy – Pediatrics AND Adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes linked to prenatal exposure to antidepressants – 2 Minute Medicine

 


Consensus Document: Restarting Planned Surgery in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 May, 2020 | 22:43h | UTC

Restarting planned surgery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A strategy document from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Related: New Scoring System to Prioritize Medically Necessary Operations (report and commentary)

 


Opinion: Pregnant Women Should be Given the Opportunity to be Included in Clinical Trials for COVID-19

3 May, 2020 | 21:51h | UTC

Protection by Exclusion: Another Missed Opportunity to Include Pregnant Women in Research During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic – Obstetrics & Gynecology

“We recommend and urge the scientific community and professional societies that, without clear justification for exclusion, pregnant women should be given the opportunity to be included in clinical trials for COVID-19 based on the concepts of justice, equity, autonomy, and informed consent.”

 


New CDC Guidance: Care for Breastfeeding Women with Covid-19

1 May, 2020 | 03:53h | UTC

Care for Breastfeeding Women – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


General Guidelines in the Management of an Obstetrical Patient on the Labor and Delivery Unit during the COVID-19 Pandemic

30 Apr, 2020 | 04:07h | UTC

General Guidelines in the Management of an Obstetrical Patient on the Labor and Delivery Unit during the COVID-19 Pandemic – American Journal of Perinatology

 


Randomized Trial: Hypofractionated Breast Radiotherapy for 1 Week Noninferior to 3 weeks

30 Apr, 2020 | 04:02h | UTC

Hypofractionated breast radiotherapy for 1 week versus 3 weeks (FAST-Forward): 5-year efficacy and late normal tissue effects results from a multicentre, non-inferiority, randomised, phase 3 trial – The Lancet

Commentaries: 1-week hypofractionated adjuvant whole-breast radiotherapy: towards a new standard? – The Lancet AND One-week course of radiotherapy could benefit women with early stage breast cancer, study finds – Institute of Cancer Research

 


Systematic Review: Vaginal Preparation with Antiseptic Solution Before Cesarean Section for Preventing Postoperative Infections

29 Apr, 2020 | 04:36h | UTC

Vaginal preparation with antiseptic solution before cesarean section for preventing postoperative infections – Cochrane Library

 


Randomized Trials: Surgical Interventions for Uterine Prolapse and for Vault Prolapse

23 Apr, 2020 | 09:20h | UTC

Surgical interventions for uterine prolapse and for vault prolapse: the two VUE RCTs – Health Technology Assessment

 


Preoperative Evaluation Before Noncardiac Surgery

23 Apr, 2020 | 09:17h | UTC

Preoperative Evaluation Before Noncardiac Surgery – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Related Review: Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment (review and guidelines)

 


COVID19 During Pregnancy: A Systematic Review of Reported Cases

22 Apr, 2020 | 08:43h | UTC

COVID19 during pregnancy: a systematic review of reported cases – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 


AAP Policy Statement: Providing Care for Infants Born at Home

21 Apr, 2020 | 07:58h | UTC

Providing Care for Infants Born at Home – Pediatrics

News Release: AAP does not recommend home births, but offers guidance – American Academy of Pediatrics

Commentary: AAP policy statement provides recommendations for newborn care during planned home births – 2 Minute Medicine