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European guidelines on perinatal care: corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm birth

25 Jan, 2023 | 11:32h | UTC

European guidelines on perinatal care: corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm birth – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

 


RCT | Routine use of endometrial receptivity testing to guide the timing of frozen embryo transfer did not improve the rates of live birth

20 Jan, 2023 | 14:45h | UTC

Effect of Timing by Endometrial Receptivity Testing vs Standard Timing of Frozen Embryo Transfer on Live Birth in Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Gestational age at birth and cognitive outcomes in adolescence: population based full sibling cohort study

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:27h | UTC

Gestational age at birth and cognitive outcomes in adolescence: population based full sibling cohort study – The BMJ

Editorial: Gestational age at birth and school performance – The BMJ

News Release: Premature birth linked to poorer school grades in adolescence – BMJ

 


Review | An FP’s guide to identifying—and treating—postpartum depression

19 Jan, 2023 | 13:56h | UTC

An FP’s guide to identifying—and treating—postpartum depression – Journal of Family Practice

 


M-A | Adverse maternal, fetal, and newborn outcomes among pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:27h | UTC

Adverse maternal, fetal, and newborn outcomes among pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection: an individual participant data meta-analysis – BMJ Global Health

News Release: COVID-19 infection at any time during pregnancy boosts mother’s risk of death – BMJ

Commentary: Getting COVID in Pregnancy Greatly Raises a Woman’s Odds for Death – HealthDay

 


Cohort Study | Proton pump inhibitors are unlikely to be major teratogens during pregnancy

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:14h | UTC

Association Between Proton Pump Inhibitor Use During Early Pregnancy and Risk of Congenital Malformations – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Safety and effects of buprenorphine-naloxone, buprenorphine, and methadone throughout pregnancy in maternal opioid use disorder

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:10h | UTC

Buprenorphine-naloxone, buprenorphine, and methadone throughout pregnancy in maternal opioid use disorder – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

Commentary: Buprenorphine-Naloxone Appears Safe for Maternal Opioid Use Disorder – HealthDay

 


Review | Computerized cardiotocography analysis during labor

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:09h | UTC

Computerized cardiotocography analysis during labor – A state-of-the-art review – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

 


SR | Outcomes and management of pregnancy and puerperal group A streptococcal infections

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:08h | UTC

Outcomes and management of pregnancy and puerperal group A streptococcal infections: A systematic review – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

 


Review | Current perspectives on maternity critical care

17 Jan, 2023 | 13:00h | UTC

Current perspectives on maternity critical care – Anaesthesia

 


RCT | Planned delivery for pre-eclampsia between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation

12 Jan, 2023 | 13:20h | UTC

Planned delivery for pre-eclampsia between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation: the PHOENIX RCT – Health Technology Assessment

Original Publication: Planned early delivery or expectant management for late preterm pre-eclampsia (PHOENIX): a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet

 


Review | Transmission of Group B Streptococcus in late-onset neonatal disease

9 Jan, 2023 | 14:05h | UTC

Transmission of Group B Streptococcus in late-onset neonatal disease: a narrative review of current evidence – Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease

 


Cohort Study | Prenatal carbamazepine exposure and academic performance in adolescents.

13 Dec, 2022 | 14:22h | UTC

Prenatal Carbamazepine Exposure and Academic Performance in Adolescents: A Population-Based Cohort Study – Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


RCT | Ropivacaine perineal infiltration after episiotomy did not reduce postpartum pain.

13 Dec, 2022 | 14:16h | UTC

Ropivacaine perineal infiltration for postpartum pain management in episiotomy repair: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial – BJOG (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


RCT | Efficacy of single wound infiltration with bupivacaine and adrenaline during cesarean delivery for reduction of postoperative pain.

12 Dec, 2022 | 12:25h | UTC

Efficacy of Single Wound Infiltration With Bupivacaine and Adrenaline During Cesarean Delivery for Reduction of Postoperative Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Consensus Statement | Radiation protection for healthcare professionals working in catheterization laboratories during pregnancy.

9 Dec, 2022 | 13:26h | UTC

Radiation protection for healthcare professionals working in catheterisation laboratories during pregnancy: a statement of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), the ESC Regulatory Affairs Committee and Women as One – EuroIntervention

Commentary: Expert Consensus Advocates for Normalizing Pregnancy in Cath Labs – TCTMD

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Comparative safety of antiseizure medication monotherapy in pregnancy for major malformations.

9 Dec, 2022 | 13:10h | UTC

Comparative safety of antiseizure medication monotherapy for major malformations – Annals of Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Children Exposed to Valproate and Topiramate Before Birth at Higher Risk of Major Congenital Malformations – Neurology Today

Related:

Risks of 23 Specific Malformations Associated with Prenatal Exposure to 10 Antiepileptic Drugs

Research: Topiramate Use Early in Pregnancy and the Risk of Oral Clefts

Cohort Study: Association of prenatal exposure to antiseizure medication with risk of autism and intellectual disability.

Diagnosis and management of individuals with Fetal Valproate Spectrum Disorder; a consensus statement from the European Reference Network for Congenital Malformations and Intellectual Disability – Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

Thirteen UK healthcare bodies launch ‘pragmatic’ guidance on valproate use – Royal College of General Practitioners

Association of Prenatal Exposure to Valproate and Other Antiepileptic Drugs With Risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Offspring – JAMA Network Open

Educational attainment of children born to mothers with epilepsy – Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Cohort Study | Relationship between unremoved cervical polyp in pregnancy and spontaneous preterm birth.

9 Dec, 2022 | 13:05h | UTC

Relationship between unremoved cervical polyp in pregnancy and spontaneous preterm birth – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Association of in utero antipsychotic medication exposure with risk of congenital malformations.

8 Dec, 2022 | 13:00h | UTC

Association of In Utero Antipsychotic Medication Exposure With Risk of Congenital Malformations in Nordic Countries and the US – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

Related:

Association of antipsychotic drug exposure in pregnancy with risk of neurodevelopmental disorders: a national birth cohort study.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Effect of Vitamin C for pregnant smokers on offspring airway function and wheeze at age 5 years.

8 Dec, 2022 | 12:47h | UTC

Effect of Vitamin C Supplementation for Pregnant Smokers on Offspring Airway Function and Wheeze at Age 5 Years: Follow-up of a Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Researchers discover that vitamin C improves health for children of pregnant smokers – Oregon Health & Science University

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Retrospective Study | The incidence and predictability of high-risk conditions potentially warranting a higher level of maternal care.

8 Dec, 2022 | 12:37h | UTC

The incidence and predictability of high-risk conditions potentially warranting a higher level of maternal care – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Efficacy of postoperative oral cephalexin and metronidazole on SSI in obese women undergoing cesarean section.

7 Dec, 2022 | 14:13h | UTC

Effectiveness of postoperative oral administration of cephalexin and metronidazole on surgical site infection among obese women undergoing cesarean section: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study-phase III – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

 


SR | Cervical pessary for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancies.

7 Dec, 2022 | 13:51h | UTC

Cervical pessary for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancies – Cochrane Library

Summary: Vaginal cervical support device to prevent delivery of a single baby before 37 weeks – Cochrane Library

 


M-A | Pregnancy outcomes after first-trimester treatment with artemisinin derivatives vs. non-artemisinin antimalarials.

6 Dec, 2022 | 14:02h | UTC

Pregnancy outcomes after first-trimester treatment with artemisinin derivatives versus non-artemisinin antimalarials: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis – The Lancet

Commentary: Meta-analysis informed the updated WHO guidelines for treatment of uncomplicated malaria in the first trimester of pregnancy – Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO)

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Monkeypox in pregnancy: virology, clinical presentation, and obstetric management.

6 Dec, 2022 | 13:58h | UTC

Monkeypox in pregnancy: virology, clinical presentation, and obstetric management – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Related:

WHO renames “monkeypox” as “mpox” to help destigmatize the disease.

Monkeypox – The Lancet

Study shows there is substantial monkeypox transmission before symptoms appear.

Global monkeypox case hospitalisation rates: A rapid systematic review and meta-analysis – eClinicalMedicine 

Human monkeypox virus infection in women and non-binary individuals during the 2022 outbreaks: a global case series – The Lancet 

Monkeypox — A Sobering Sentinel for Pandemic Preparedness and Sexual Health System Capacity – New England Journal of Medicine 

CDC study shows healthcare workers have a low risk of infection after exposure to patients with monkeypox. 

Monkeypox – New England Journal of Medicine 

Diagnosis and Management of Monkeypox: A Review for the Emergency Clinician – Annals of Emergency Medicine 

Monkeypox: disease epidemiology, host immunity and clinical interventions. 

Monkeypox: A clinical update for paediatricians – Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health 

Cohort Study | Clinical presentation and virological assessment of confirmed human monkeypox virus cases in Spain. 

CDC Report | Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of Monkeypox cases in the US. 

Update on the Monkeypox Outbreak – JAMA 

Antivirals with Activity Against Monkeypox: A Clinically Oriented Review – Clinical Infectious Diseases 

Clinical features and novel presentations of human monkeypox in a central London centre during the 2022 outbreak: descriptive case series – The BMJ 

WHO Declares Global Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Virus Outbreak – Health Policy Watch 

Monkeypox Virus Infection in Humans across 16 Countries — April–June 2022 – New England Journal of Medicine 

Monkeypox: A Contemporary Review for Healthcare Professionals – Open Forum Infectious Diseases 

 


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