Readers write in about their thoughts on Contemporary OB/GYN's coverage of the maternal mortality issue, urge the avoidance of politicizing issues, and argue for the reduction of cesarean deliveries.
Modern Medicine Cases
A malpractice case hinges on an expert witness's testimony that a growing fibroid was not suspicious for cancer.
A small four-institution study shows promise for use of an insufflated isolation bag as a way of reducing risks of power morcellation while retaining the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. The authors caution, however, that their results are observational and represent outcomes in the hands of high-volume surgeons.
Despite its widespread use, activity restriction or bed rest during pregnancy is not supported by available data.
"I worry that women will conclude that there is no value to an annual well-woman visit," says author Paula Hillard, MD.
Tdap vaccination is both safe and recommended for all pregnant women during every pregnancy, regardless of the timing of their last Tdap immunization.
The best strategy for identifying pelvic masses and triaging patients to the appropriate surgeons.
Was there an unreasonable delay in making the diagnosis, and did that delay have an effect on the patient’s treatment and overall life expectancy?
Know your limitations, document, train, and communicate, says this MFM specialist who has served as an expert witness.
An iliac artery rupture results in a patient's death. Was it caused by the cesarean delivery, the patient’s disease process, or the care she received following her delivery?