A look at the new technology available for stethoscopes, endoscopy, and otoscope.
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ACOG recently issued a practice bulletin for the management of preterm labor. A member of Contemporary OB/GYN's editorial advisory board asks if OB/GYN's have learned anything since 2003.
Looking at the legal issues surrounding placental abruption, amniocentesis, cerebral palsy, bowel perforation, incontinence, and necrotizing fasciitis.
A look at how to minimize complications arising from surgical wounds.
While uncommon, CDH can cause serious complications and even death. Find out how ultrasound can change the outcome.
A look at the claim that EFM leads to an increase in cesarean deliveries.
Diabetes is known to be associated with infectious complications after orthopedic procedures, and a recent study indicates that obesity and diabetes are independent risk factors for postoperative surgical-site infections (SSIs).
Some studies indicate that planned cesarean delivery may reduce neonatal mortality compared with vaginal delivery for early preterm births. The safety of vaginal delivery in this scenario may depend on vertex versus breech presentation, however, according to a recent retrospective, multicenter cohort study.
Physicians should be no strangers to change, but recent events have led to an period of uncharacteristic uncertainty.
Research has shown that use of bisphosphonates for bone loss may be associated with reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence, but the role of treatment duration is unclear.