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OBJECTIVE To identify potentially modifiable risk factors for late-pregnancy stillbirth. METHODS This was a population-based matched case-control study of pregnant women at 32 weeks of gestation or greater booked into tertiary maternity hospitals in metropolitan Sydney between January 2006 and December 2011. The case group consisted of women with(More)
OBJECTIVE This study is an economic evaluation of immediate birth compared with expectant management in women with preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes near term (PPROMT). DESIGN A cost-effectiveness analysis alongside the PPROMT randomised controlled trial. SETTING Obstetric departments in 65 hospitals across 11 countries. POPULATION Women with(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal growth restriction is defined as failure to reach growth potential and considered one of the major complications of pregnancy. These infants are often, although not universally, small for gestational age (SGA). SGA is defined as a weight less than a specified percentile (usually the 10th percentile). Identification of SGA infants is(More)
Wake Area Health Education Center's RN Refresher program is designed to return RNs to practice. The purpose of this project was to focus on the use of the personal digital assistant (PDA) as a strategy to expedite the student's orientation to the clinical area. Nursing and library staff collaborated to research and purchase PDAs, along with clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Preterm pre-labour ruptured membranes close to term is associated with increased risk of neonatal infection, but immediate delivery is associated with risks of prematurity. The balance of risks is unclear. We aimed to establish whether immediate birth in singleton pregnancies with ruptured membranes close to term reduces neonatal infection(More)
METHODS: This was a population-based matched case– control study of pregnant women at 32 weeks of gestation or greater booked into tertiary maternity hospitals in metropolitan Sydney between January 2006 and December 2011. The case group consisted of women with singleton pregnancies with antepartum fetal death in utero. Women in the control group were(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal compromise in the term pregnancy is suspected when the following clinical indicators are present: intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), decreased fetal movement (DFM), or when investigations such as cardiotocography (CTG) and ultrasound reveal results inconsistent with standard measurements. Pathological results would necessitate the need(More)
BACKGROUND stillbirth research is often hampered by the need to 'protect' both bereaved families as well as healthy pregnant women from distress resulting from recruitment by research staff. No studies have investigated anxiety levels of recently bereaved or healthy pregnant women participating in stillbirth research. The aim of this study was to assess(More)
BACKGROUND Mastitis and accompanying pain have been associated with the cessation of breastfeeding. Mastitis is an inflammatory condition of the breast and may be a result of decreased immunity and a lowered resistance to infection. Mastitis affects up to one in five breastfeeding women with most episodes occurring in the first 6-8 weeks postpartum.(More)